Lady’s Bedstraw

£6.00£9.00 ex.VAT

Galium verum

Common Names: Bed flower, Cheese rennet

Flowers June to September

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Description

In summer, the ‘frothy’ flowers of lady’s bedstraw up to 45cm tall, can carpet the grasses of meadows, heaths and coasts with yellow and fill the air with a sweet, honey-like scent.

Dried, this flower has the scent of new-mown hay, and its name is probably derived from the tradition of stuffing straw mattresses with it, particularly those of women about to give birth.

Historically, lady’s bedstraw was used to curdle milk in the process of cheese-making – a convenient vegetarian replacement for rennet, which is made from the stomach lining of cows.

Was used to make a yellow /red dye

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Module Tray of 9, Pots

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