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Galium odoratum

Sweet Woodruff

Sweet-scented Bedstraw
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Galium odoratum
Principal Common Name Sweet Woodruff
Common Name(s) Sweet-scented Bedstraw
Synonym Asperula odorata
Description Sweet Woodruff grows withwhorled leaflets around the procumbent thin stems that are almost unique in the landscape. The form is the attractive feature of this groundcover and seldom-used herb, except when it is in showy white flower in late May and early June. It form a carpet of small inflorescences that brighten the semi-shady areas where it prospers, trails, and fills in amongst other plants.
General Comments
Nativity Europe, Mediterraniean Areas
Height Range 6 - 12 IN
Spread Range 0 - 0
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones
USDA Zones 4a : 4b : 5a : 5b : 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b
Leaf Color Bright Green : Dark Green
Leaf Texture Fine
Form Groundcover
Flower Color
Flower Time May : June : Spring
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Shade : Filtered Light : Deep Shade : Partial Shade : Light Shade
Soil Preferences Dry : Moist : Rich : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Heavy : Medium
Outstanding Features Edible : Flavor : Naturalizes

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