Tag: yellow rattle; Rhinanthus; parasite

Organism of the week #23 – Rattled

Orobanche minor [CC-BY-SA-3.0 Rosser1954]

My annual summer ritual to stave off death for one more year involves running round Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, which are situated conveniently close to $WORK. I lumbered merry as a shroud. That aches and sweats o’er trails and heights, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden parasites: Yellow rattle is a member of the broomrape family, which …

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