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SLENDER MARSH-BEDSTRAW Galium constrictum (Rubiaceae) Height to 60cm. Similar to Common Marsh-bedstraw but more slender and with smooth stems. Grows on marshy ground beside ponds. FLOWERS are 2-3mm across, white and 4-petalled; in few-flowered clusters (May-Aug). FRUITS are warty nutlets. LEAVES are narrow, not bristle-tipped but with forward-pointing marginal bristles. STATUS-Local, restricted to a few locations in England and W Ireland; easiest to locate in New Forest.
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SLENDER MARSH-BEDSTRAW Galium constrictum (Rubiaceae) Height to 60cm. Similar to Common Marsh-bedstraw but more slender and with smooth stems. Grows on marshy ground beside ponds. FLOWERS are 2-3mm across, white and 4-petalled; in few-flowered clusters (May-Aug). FRUITS are warty nutlets. LEAVES are narrow, not bristle-tipped but with forward-pointing marginal bristles. STATUS-Local, restricted to a few locations in England and W Ireland; easiest to locate in New Forest.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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