Galium verum

Galium verum

Galium verum L.
Engl.: lady's bedstraw, yellow spring bedstraw, cheese rennet, cheese renning, maid's hair, our lady's bedstraw, petty mugget, yellow bedstraw.
Deu.: Echtes Labkraut, Labkraut, Gliedkraut, Käslabkraut, Liebfrauenstroh, Liebkraut, Mundfäulkraut, Sternkraut.
Suom.: keltamatara.
Sven.: gulmåra, jungfru Marie sänghalm, trätogräs.

Kesän keltaiset yrtit: Keltamatara.

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Henriette's herbal blog: Hyvänmakuinen lymfan kierron parantaja.

Picking yellow bedstraw.

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Henriette's herbal blog: It's abundant on dry meadows.

The bedstraws.

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Henriette's herbal blog: ubiquitous herbs, but I only use two species.

Photo: Galium verum 2.

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Flowering plant. Säppi, Finland. Wild. 2000-08-16.

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Flowering plant. A medicinal plant, this one has also been used as a vegetable rennet. The real identification is the scent. It should be very honeylike. If it's scentless you've got a rather worthless hybrid with G. boreale on your hands. Liljendal, Finland. Wild. 1993-07-01.

Photo: Galium verum 1.

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Closeup of flower. Liljendal, Finland. Wild. 1993-07-01.