Sunday, 1 May 2011

Galium cruciata (L.) Scop.

Latin name: Galium cruciata  (L.) Scop.
Familia: Rubiaceae
Croatian name: Četverolisna broćika
English name: Crossworth

It is a common yellow Bedstraw with one-veined leaves. It is hairy, herbaceous perennial, 30 to 50 cm high, smelling of new-mown hay. The four leaves have three veins and are placed on stem in whorls, making a cross. Flowers small, yellow, with four petals, placed in whorls of the leaves.  
The plant grows in grassy places, and flowers in May and June.

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