Marsh Bedstraw (Galium palustre)
Image ID: 2012/mr49LTap/mouseover and drag to zoom/pan.
Family: Rubiaceae (Bedstraw)
Height: 0.5 to 3 ft.
Blooms: June to August
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size: 0.25 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 4 parts
Location: Montour Trail
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Bedstraw has leaves mostly in whorls of six, cleavers in whorls of eight.
- Rough Bedstraw
Marsh bedstraw has more diffuse flower clusters, and grows only in wet places.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.