Plant of the day - Lady’s Bedstraw (Galium verum)
No correct guesses today. Well this is part of the bedstraw family (Rubiaceae), and can grow up to 100cm.
Leaves are 6-25mm long, linear and dark green, with 8-12 leaves per whorl.
Flowers are 2-4mm across and bright yellow.
It is found on dry calcareous grassland, hay meadows, hedge banks, dunes and cliff tops. It is common in the British Isles and most of Europe.
- Northern Bedstraw (Galium boreale)
- Hedge Bedstraw (Galium mollugo)