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Flowers in clusters. 4 tiny white lobed petals.
The fruit is globular and covered in hooked bristles, up to 4mm in diameter. They are borne solitary. The bristles help them to be dispersed as they cling on to clothing and animal fur as they pass by.
Carpet-forming. The leaves are in whorls of 6 to 8.
The leaves can be eaten, raw or cooked. The leaves can be used to flavour and make tea. The flowers can be eaten too.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Flowers are weakly aromatic.
Hay Plant, Herb Walter, Herb Walter, Kiss-me-quick, Lady's Needlework, Lady's-in-the-hay, Madder, Mugwet, Our Lady's Bedstraw, Our Lady's Lace, Sweet Grass, Sweet White Woodruff, Sweet-scented Bedstraw, Wood Rove, Woodward.
Farmland, hedgerows, meadows, scrub, wasteland, woodland.