Sweet-Scented Bedstraw

The sprawling, shade-loving nature of this bedstraw makes it great ground cover for woodland areas as several stems radiate out from a central point.

SWEET-SCENTED BEDSTRAW (Galium triflorum)

The sprawling, shade-loving nature of this bedstraw makes it great ground cover for woodland areas as several stems radiate out from a central point. The leaves are arranged in whorls of 6, making it very distinctive. Plants are edible when very young and taste like sweetgrass, but backwards-facing hairs on developing plants quickly make them inedible.

Flower Colour: white
Life Cycle: perennial
Sun Exposure: part shade – shade
Bloom Period: June – July
Height: up to 1 ft
Soil: medium to moist