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Heath Bedstraw

Galium saxatile

Plant Data

Order:
Gentianales
Family:
Rubiaceae (Bedstraw)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Tiny, white, forming dense clusters, 4 petals.
Fruit:
Nutlets are brown and ovoid, hairless and with tiny dome-shaped warts.
Leaves:
Sharply pointed. Edges have minute forward pointing prickles. In whorls of 5-8 along the main stem.
Maximum Size:
30cm tall.
Aroma:
Flowers have a slight sickly fragrance.
Habitats:
Grassland, heathland, moorland.