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Directory of Wildflowers

Northern Bedstraw
Galium boreale

Northern Bedstraw
Northern Bedstraw

Quick Profile

Exposure
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
1 - 2 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
4 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
White
 
Bloom Season
May - August
 

Features

Clusters of small white flowers and leaves in whorls of 4.

Culture

Partial shade; moist, well drained soils. Avoid poorly drained soils.

Notes

Found along shorelines, stream banks and rocky soils. Self seeds and spreads underground.