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Galium verum/Lady's Bedstraw, Yellow Bedstraw

Galium verum / Galium verum
Several inflorescences of yellow flowers abve green foliage
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Several inflorescences of yellow flowers abve green foliage

Large inflorescence above small foliage


Close view of small yellow flowers

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Scientific Name: Galium verum
Common Name: Lady's Bedstraw, Yellow Bedstraw
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Was used to stuff matresses during the Middle Ages. Has numerous, thread-like, very green leaves. Grows well in relatively dry soils and thrives on banks near seashore. Has large inflorescences of small yellow flowers in summer. It has had medical uses in the past.