Marsh-bedstraw - Galium palustre

    Alt Name
    Marsh Bedstraw
    Description

    Straggly plant up to about 50 cm. Hairless with square stems. Leaves in whorls of 4 to 6 with a rough margin, one veined. Flowers white, occasionally greenish with red anthers. 2 to 3 mm usually four parted in a lax pyramidal panicle.

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    Habitat

    Moist or wet habitats such as wet ditches. Sometimes growing in water.

    When to see it

    June to August.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent in suitable locations throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in suitable locations in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 326 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map