Irish wildflowers

Photographs: Barley Cove, Co.Cork

Ladys Bedstraw
Galium verum
Boladh cnis
Family: Rubiaceae

Flowering time: July-August. Perennial. Native.

Panicles of small golden-yellow flowers on 4-angled stems.
8-12 narrow, pointed leaves in whorls up stems, single-veined. Hairless.
Creeping stems at base. Hairless black fruit.
Height: 15-60cm

Common throughout Ireland on dunes, grassland, coastal road banks.

Similar: Hybrids with Hedge Bedstraw have pale yellow flowers.

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