131402 FEN BEDSTRAW Galium uliginosum (Rubiaceae) Height to 70cm. Straggly and slender perennial with rough stems that have backward-pointing bristles on the edges. Found in damp, grassy places, mainly on calcareous soils. FLOWERS are 2-3mm across, white and 4-petalled; in open, few-flowered clusters (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are wrinkled, brown nutlets. LEAVES are narrow, spine-tipped and have backward-pointing marginal bristles; borne in whorls of 6-8. STATUS-Widespread but local.