Rhinanthus minor ssp stenophyllus   Yellow-rattle R DD N

Rhinanthus minor ssp stenophylllus whole Rhinanthus minor ssp stenophylllus leaves Rhinanthus minor ssp stenophylllus flower

The common Rhinanthus minor (Yellow-rattle) splits into ssp minor largely in the south of the British Isles and ssp stenophyllus in the north. The long branches from the lower and middle parts of the plant are typical of this sub species.

Although there are records from the south of England, Wales and Ireland this sub species is quite common in northern Scotland which is a puzzle since Stace gives it anR rating.

LHS and middle: Whitewell near Cairngorm 17th July 2007 RHS: Newtonmore 19th July 2007

Added on 18th February 2008, updated 17th November 2011, updated 8th July 2014

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