The Daily Telegraph - Saturday
FIVE FABULOUS MEADOW
Yellow rattle Known as the meadowmaker, parasitic Rhinanthus minor has the slightly sinister ability to suppress over-vigorous grass.
Best in limey or neutral soil, Leucanthemum vulgare is our largest and happiest wild daisy.
Common spotted orchid The common name of Dactylorhiza fuchsii comes from its purplespotted leaves. The bright pink flowers are beloved by day-flying moths.
Common sorrel Tallish, with little green flowers tinged with red, Rumex acetosa grows well on most meadows.
A beautiful purple-blue, Knautia arvensis is composed of many small, individual flowers. Adored by pollinators, each plant can produce up to 50 flowers.