Belongs to: flowering plants

Sweet woodruff Galium odoratum

Best time to see: Apr to mid Jun

Key facts

A woodland plant with small white flowers in late spring; up to 30 cm tall when in bloom

Leaves are elliptical, in whorls of 6–9; can form dense carpets

The foliage smells like new-mown hay when crushed and can be used to make herbal tea

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