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Connecticut Plants
Yellow Bedstraw
Galium verum L.

Yellow bedstraw was introduced from Europe. In the Middle Ages, it was used to stuff mattresses, giving them a pleasant smell.

  • Family: bedstraw (Rubiaceae)
  • Habitat: fields
  • Height: 8-30 inches
  • Flower size: around 1/8 inch across
  • Flower color: yellow
  • Flowering time: June to August
  • Origin: Europe
Galium verum L.
Galium verum L.