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.
Grows with downy wood violet, wild strawberry, dewberry, fringed loosestrife, sun-loving sedge and star sedge.
Flower Colour: white
Life Cycle: perennial
Sun Exposure: part shade – shade
Bloom Period: June – July
Height: up to 1 ft
Soil: medium to moist