Rhinanthus angustifolius

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Rhinanthus angustifolius
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Scientific classification
R. angustifolius
Binomial name
Rhinanthus angustifolius

Rhinanthus angustifolius or Greater Yellow-rattle is a Lamiales plant species of the genus Rhinanthus. It is an annual wildflower native to temperate grasslands in much of Europe, and north and central Western Asia. The yellow flowers are mostly visited by bumblebees.[1]


Rhinanthus angustifolius has native distribution in:[2]



  • Alectorolophus major Rchb.,
  • Alectorolophus glaber (Lam.) Beck
  • Alectorolophus montanus (Saut.) Frits
  • Rhinanthus apterus (R. angustifolius subsp. grandiflorus)
  • Rhinanthus glaber Lam. (R. angustifolius subsp. angustifolius)
  • Rhinanthus grandiflorus (Wallr.) Bluff & Fingerh. (R. angustifolius subsp. grandiflorus)
  • Rhinanthus major
  • Rhinanthus montanus Sauter (R. angustifolius subsp. angustifolius)
  • Rhinanthus parviflorus Noulet (R. angustifolius subsp. angustifolius)
  • Rhinanthus reichenbachii Bentham in DC. (R. angustifolius subsp. grandiflorus)
  • Rhinanthus serotinus (Schönheit) Oborny (R. angustifolius subsp. angustifolius)
  • Rhinanthus vernalis (Zinger) Schischk. & Sergueievkaja (R. angustifolius subsp. grandiflorus
  • Rhinanthus × poeverleinii (R. angustifolius subsp. ? × glacialis)

Vernacular names[edit]

Common names for Rhinanthus angustifolius in various languages include:

  • German = Großer Klappertopf
  • English = Greater Yellow-rattle
  • Finnish = Isolaukku
  • Dutch = Grote ratelaar
  • Macedonian = Голема шумарига
  • Polish = Szelężnik większy
  • Swedish = Höskallra


  1. ^ Van Der Kooi, C. J.; Pen, I.; Staal, M.; Stavenga, D. G.; Elzenga, J. T. M. (2015). "Competition for pollinators and intra-communal spectral dissimilarity of flowers" (PDF). Plant Biology. 18: 56. doi:10.1111/plb.12328.
  2. ^ "Rhinanthus angustifolius". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 16 January 2018.