NORTHERN BEDSTRAW (Galium boreale)
Pass by a patch of northern bedstraw and you’ll surely be caught in the cloud of sweet perfume emanating from its delicate panicles of pure white flowers. Northern bedstraw does well in a wide range of soil and light conditions, from upland prairie to moist woodland. It’s popular among small flies, bees and other insects. Northern bedstraw spreads by roots and seeds, often forming dense colonies.
Grows with golden alexander, Canada lousewort, alumroot, white lettuce, wild strawberry, fringed brome, and purple prairie clover.
Flower Colour: white
Life Cycle: perennial
Sun Exposure: full sun – part shade
Bloom Period: June – July
Height: 1 – 1.5 ft
Soil: medium – moist