Bath Wildlife Sightings

Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor), Innox Park, Twerton, Bath, ST7264

Confirmed

Date first seen

Date last seen

Frequency of Sighting

Species

Rhinanthus minor Linnaeus (Yellow-rattle)

Evidence

Quantity

Several patches, mostly in fruit.

Locality

Innox Park, Twerton, Bath

Habitat

Wild flower patch in amenity grassland

Environmental Conditions

Grid Reference

ST726643

Other Information

The main image is probably of subspecies stenophyllus which flowers in late summer and prefers damp conditions. The other photogragh is probably of subspecies calcareus which prefers dry grassland and is found on hill pastures around Bath. Subspecies minor, which flowers in early summer, also appeared to be present but was in seed. The first of these was probably introduced with commercial seed. The others may have been introduced from seed gathered on local pastures.

Recorded by

Rob Randall

Identified by

Rob Randall
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