Lady's Bedstraw - Galium verum


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

Grassland, hedgebanks and roadside verges, etc.

When to see it

June to September.

Life History


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


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map