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NORTHERN BEDSTRAW Galium boreale (Rubiaceae) Height to 60cm. Upright and rather robust (by bedstraw standards) perennial; the only white-flowered bedstraw in our region with 3-veined leaves. Found in grassy and rocky upland places. FLOWERS are 4mm across, white and 4-petalled; in branched, terminal clusters (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are brown nutlets with hooked bristles. LEAVES are blunt, leathery, dark green and widest at the middle. STATUS-Widespread in N Britain and N Ireland.
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NORTHERN BEDSTRAW Galium boreale (Rubiaceae) Height to 60cm. Upright and rather robust (by bedstraw standards) perennial; the only white-flowered bedstraw in our region with 3-veined leaves. Found in grassy and rocky upland places. FLOWERS are 4mm across, white and 4-petalled; in branched, terminal clusters (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are brown nutlets with hooked bristles. LEAVES are blunt, leathery, dark green and widest at the middle. STATUS-Widespread in N Britain and N Ireland.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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