Rhinanthus serotinus (syn: Rhinanthus angustifolius) (NL: Grote ratelaar / EN: Greater Yellow-rattle / DE: Großer Klappertopf / FR: Rhinanthe à grandes fleurs) is a Lamiales plant species of the genus Rhinanthus. It is a perennial wildflower native to temperate grasslands in much of Europe, and north and central Western Asia. The genus Rhinanthus is a root hemiparasite. These are, in contrast to holoparasites, to some extent self-sustaining with respect to carbon fixation.
Rhinanthus serotinus thrives in a range of grassland types, from dry dune grasslands to wet meadows.
Image: Ekeren (BE) – 26/05/2012
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