Hedge Bedstraw - Galium album
Medium to tall plant, sometimes scrambling, usually hairless, stems square and smooth. Rootstock usually reddish with underground stolons. Leaves oblong to elliptical in whorls of 6 to 8 thin and rather pale green one veined. Flowers four parted white 2 to 3 mm in loose branched clusters.
Open woods, scrub, rough grassland and hedgebanks.
June to September
Widespread in Britain and fairly common in England at least.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 86 of the 617 tetrads
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