44. Yellow Rattle

No 44
Common Name: Yellow Rattle
Scientific Name: Rhinanthus minor
Irish Name: Gliográn
Family: Orobanchaceae
Habitat: found in meadows, grassy places, heaths and machair.
Uses: The flowers are attractive to bumblebees and flower rich meadow and grassland mixtures are the most dependable resource for foraging bees, offering both a quantity and diversity of pollen and nectar with plants such as selfheal, yellow rattle, knapweeds and scabious being particularly sought after.