130829 WOODRUFF Galium odoratum (Rubiaceae) Height to 25cm
Upright, hairless and square-stemmed perennial. Found in shady woodlands, mostly on calcareous soils; spreads and forms carpets in suitable locations. Whole plant smells of hay. FLOWERS are 3-4mm across, white, 4-petalled and star-shaped; in clusters (May-Jun). FRUITS are nutlets with hooked bristles. LEAVES are lanceolate and borne in whorls of 6 to 8; leaf margins are bristly. STATUS-Locally common, except in N.