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Lady’s bedstraw

Galium verum

PLANT FAMILY

Rubiaceae.

AROMA

Pleasant but strong scent resembling honey and freshly mown hay.

TASTE

Bitter.

CHARACTERISTICS

Flowers are bright yellow, blossoming between July and August. Also bears smooth fruits.

Highlanders were known to use this plant for curdling their milk and colouring their cheese; it has been used in Gloucestershire for the same purpose. This is reflected in the genus, Galium, from the Greek word gala, meaning milk.

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