Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. April 2019.
Scientific name: Galium boreale L.
Common name(s): northern bedstraw
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-native to North America
-pollinated by flies and bees
-may be confused with G. kamptschaticum or G. pilosum; see Go Botany left sidebar for more information
-meadows and fields
-named for its use of stuffing mattresses
-its juice can be used for skin irritations
- bug bites
Go Botany. “Galium Boreale L.” Galium Boreale (Northern Bedstraw): Go Botany, 2021, gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/galium/boreale/.