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Upright Hedge Bedstraw

Galium album erectum

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:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
150 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Grassland, hedgerows, roadsides, wasteland, woodland.

Flower:
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White, 4 petals
 
Small clusters of small white flowers. Flowers are pointed at their tips. The tips each have a small bristle attached to them. The flowers are larger than those of the similar Hedge Bedstraw (Galium album). The petals are also less pointed.
Fruit:
The fruit is a small, wrinkled nutlet. There are no bristles on the fruit, as with some species of bedstraw.
Leaves:
The oval to oblong leaves are in whorls of 6 to 8. The leaves are stalked and untoothed. The leaves are pointed with a small bristle at their tips. The leaves are narrower than those of Hedge Bedstraw (Galium album). Can be found all over England, Wales and Scotland but not in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Frequency (UK):
Common  
Similar Species: