Lady's Bedstraw - Galium verum

    Description

    Usually less than 30 cm tall and rather sprawling. Stoloniferous. Stems rounded with four rows of hairs. Leaves dark green, shiny in whorls of 8 to 12. Flowers golden yellow 2 to 3 mm in dense golden panicle.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Grassland, hedgebanks and roadside verges, etc.

    When to see it

    June to September.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Commonand widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 520 of the 617 tetrads

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map