Belongs to: flowers

Fen bedstraw Galium uliginosum

Best time to see: mid Jun to mid Aug

Key facts

Scrambles up through tall vegetation in damp meadows and fens

Tiny white flowers with yellow anthers; needle-like leaves are in rings of 6-8 round the stems

Has a pleasant smell when dried and formerly was used for bedding

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