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Bedstraw Family Rubiaceae


Whilst a diverse family of plants they all have, in one form or another, clusters of four-petalled flowers. They come in all shapes and sizes ans some can be difficult to tell apart but consideration of the habitat in which it was seen will help narrow down the possibilities.

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:


Galium aparine

Hedge Bedstraw

Galium mollugo

Ladys Bedstraw

Galium verum

Heath Bedstraw

Galium saxatile


Galium odoratum

Marsh Bedstraw

Galium palustre

Great Marsh Bedstraw

Galium elongatum


Asperula cynanchica


Cruciata laevipes

Field Madder

Sherardia arvensis

Wild Madder

Rubia peregrina