Lady’s Bedstraw

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Lady's Bedstraw

Galium verum

Common Name: Lady's Bedstraw

Latin Name: Galium verum

Ultimate Height: 50 cms

Flower Colour: Yellow

Type: Annual

Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand, Chalk, Akaline, Neutral PH

History, uses and notes:

Gaining it's name from it's use as bedding before the advent of modern mattresses. The bright yellow flowers provide a strong aroma for our countryside. Some say a smell of honey is prominent when in bloom. 

Amongst its many uses, in Gloucestershire, it was used to add colour to their famous cheese. 

Flowering from June to September and beloved by our pollinating friends, Wild Carrot will help bring #bringthebeesback