Galium uliginosum    Fen Bedstraw C DD N

Galium uliginosum whole Galium uliginosum close Galium uliginosum leaf

This is a tall straggly Bedstraw which is rough to the touch because of the downturned prickles on the corners of the stems. The leaves end in a small point (mucronate) and are one-veined. The flowers are a few millimetres across and can be quite numerous.

Galium uliginosum is found throughout the British Isles but records decrease in frequency in the far north.

Greena Moor, North Cornwall 20th July 2008

Added on 1st October 2008, updated 20th January 2009, updated 31st March 2010

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