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Wall Bedstraw

Galium parisiense

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Gentianales
Family:
Rubiaceae (Bedstraw)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Annual
Maximum Size:
30 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Walls.

Flower:
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White, 4 petals
 
The minute flowers are pale green or whitish on the inside and purple tinted on the outside. The flowers measure only 1mm in diameter.
Fruit:
A smooth, almost black nutlet. The surface of the fruit is covered in many slender hooked bristles.
Leaves:
An annual sprawling flower with minute curved prickles on its many-branched stems. The leaves appear in whorls of 5 to 7 up the stem. Leaves are down-turned with minute forward pointing prickles along the edges.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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