4 responses to “Rhinanthus minor”

  1. George L.

    Great photo and write-up. I am familiar with this plant but not was not aware of it’s hemiparasitic ways. Very cool! Is this the same species my 1977 Newcomb’s lists as Rhinanthus crista-galli?

  2. Beverley

    Rhinanthus minor – Z6 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths

  3. Deb Lievens

    Hi, One of my favorite plants. Not too common where I live, in southern NH, but definitely around. But, any idea what the seven host plants are? Can’t get the study without paying $32. Thanks.

  4. Douglas Justice

    Rhinanthus minor is used to reduce the vigour of grasses in wildflower meadows. I saw this technique being used in a meadow in the Savill Garden (in the Great Park at Windsor, England). I believe the (amazing) Savill Building now occupies that site, but I’m sure this a common technique and other such manufactured meadows exist, at least in the UK.

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