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Wild Madder

Rubia peregrina

Plant Data

Order:
Gentianales
Family:
Rubiaceae (Bedstraw)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Small, pale yellowish-green, 5 petals, in clusters.
Fruit:
A small fleshy green berry, changing to black when ripe. Up to 5mm in diameter.
Leaves:
The dark green leaves are in whorls of 4 to 6, usually 6. Shiny, leathery, prickly and linear.
Maximum Size:
150cm tall.
Other Names:
Levant Madder.
Habitats:
Hedgerows, roadsides, rocks, scrub, sea cliffs.