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Galium odoratum
Galium odoratum.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Unranked: Angiosperms
Unranked: Eudicots
Unranked: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Galium
Species: G. odoratum
Binomial name
Galium odoratum
(L.) Scop.
Synonyms

Asperula odorata

Galium odoratum is a perennial plant in the family Rubiaceae, native to Europe, North Africa and Western Asia.

A herbaceous plant, it grows to 30-50 cm (12-20 ins.) long, often lying flat on the ground or supported by other plants. Its vernacular names include woodruff, sweet woodruff, and wild baby's breath; master of the woods would be a literal translation of the German Waldmeister. It is sometimes confused with Galium triflorum and Galium verum'

SynonymsEdit

Asperula odorata - L.

Common NamesEdit

Sweet Woodruff.

RequirementsEdit


CharacteristicsEdit

  • Can be used in teas and as a garnish

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