Common name: Yellow rattle. Gliográn.
This population originates from Co Down. Irish Grid reference: J5647. ALMOST SOLD OUT AND ALMOST TOO LATE TO SOW..
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Attractive annual to 50cms. Bright yellow hooded, almost pea-like flowers on flower stems, May to July.
A root hemi-parasite on grasses, noted for its ability to diminish grass and so open up a meadow for other wild flowers to flourish. Generally a good moth food plant, it is the larval food plant of the Grass rivulet (Perizoma albulata).
Needs a meadow/grassland and once established will spread. It can be removed from a property by mowing before the flowers set and shed their seed.
Sow up to Christmas direct. It must get into firm contact with and into the soil. Once established allow it to self seed every year for continuous benefit. You will need to use fresh seed.
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Average weight: 300 seeds per gram.
Debbie (verified owner) –
The seed is native to Co Down, collected locally in July 2022, so really fresh as well.