Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Galium palustre L. - Common Marsh-bedstraw - Rubiaceae
Galium palustre
© Paul Hackney
Galium palustre
© Paul Hackney
Galium palustre
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

A straggling, weak plant with thin stems and whorls of small leaves at the nodes. The white flowers are tiny, but often produced in great masses so that where the plant is luxuriant they are very conspicuous among the other plants of a fen or marsh.

All names: Galium palustre L.; Galium palustre agg. L. sensu lato