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Galium verum

Caille-lait jaune
Yellow Bedstraw

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

2-3 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Whorled

Height

20-80 cm

Description

Erect branched stems with 4 ridges.

In the Middle Ages this honey scented herb, together with other aromatic and flea-repelling plants, were used to stuff mattresses.

Up to the 18th century it was used as a means of curdling milk in cheese production.

Flowers

Golden yellow flowers in dense panicles.

Leaves

Whorled cluster of leaves encircle the stem. Cluster of 8-12 linear leaflets circling the stem at the same height, 15-25 mm long.

Fruits Seeds

Schizocarp: black, splits open into 2 parts, glossy and smooth.

Medical

Whole plant: to treat kidney and bladder complaints.

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