A sea of Greater Yellow Rattles
This vast meadow was completely covered by a dense carpet of thousands of Greater Yellow Rattles.
The Greater Yellow Rattle is a rare plant that likes growing as a semi-parasite on grasses.
It flowers from may to july.
Native to a few European countries, but stands in Belgium and the Netherlands on the Red List as vulnerable and threatened !
Therefore, the view of this floral carpet was not only truly memorable and impressive, but also a very unique and rare event.
A natural wonder of the finest kind and a feast for the eyes !
Top left in my picture you can see a macro detail of the flower.
Dutch name : Harige ratelaar
German name : Zottiger Klappertopf
Latin name : Rhinanthus alectorolophus
Location : nature reserve ‘Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen’ at Mariakerke, Belgium.