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HEATH BEDSTRAW Galium saxatile (Rubiaceae) Height to 50cm<br />
Spreading, rather weak-stemmed perennial that is sometimes almost prostrate and mat-forming. Whole plant blackens when dry. Found on heaths and grassland on acid soils. FLOWERS are 3mm across, white and 4-petalled, with a sickly smell; in clusters (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are hairless, warty nutlets. LEAVES are narrow-ovate and bristle-tipped, with forward-pointing marginal bristles.
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HEATH BEDSTRAW Galium saxatile (Rubiaceae) Height to 50cm
Spreading, rather weak-stemmed perennial that is sometimes almost prostrate and mat-forming. Whole plant blackens when dry. Found on heaths and grassland on acid soils. FLOWERS are 3mm across, white and 4-petalled, with a sickly smell; in clusters (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are hairless, warty nutlets. LEAVES are narrow-ovate and bristle-tipped, with forward-pointing marginal bristles.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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