Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Yellow rattle - Rhianthus minor

Yellow rattle has got to be one of my favourite plants. It's so tactile, it's leaves look so scaly and almost dragon like and it develops these massive seed pods that rattle in the wind. Yellow rattle is a parasitic plant that gains its nutrients from perennial grasses. I've found it growing at Castle Hill and Beedlands Nature Reserve.