Irish wildflowers

Photographs: The Gearagh Co.Cork

Great Marsh-bedstraw
Galium palustre subsp. elongatum
Rú corraigh mór
Family: Rubiaceae

Flowering time: June-July. Perennial. Native.

White flowers, 4-petalled, 3-4mm, stamens protruding. Leaves in whorls, oblong-elliptical, single-veined, 20-35mm long. Square stems. Hairless. Height to 1m.
Similar to Common Marsh-bedstraw but taller and with stronger growth.

Wet ground. Lake, pond, marsh edges, reed beds.
Identification confirmed by Paul Green


Great Marsh-bedstraw. The Gearagh, Co.Cork.

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