Galium boreale
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Galium boreale

northern bedstraw

  family rubiaceae 
  genus galium 

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Genus  Galium Species  boreale Variety  Cultivar  Common names  hvitmaure   northern bedstraw Family  RUBIACEAE Specimen number  S8691 Data source  DyePl p66;DyePl p72;Frgnt p64
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Galium boreale has mild sweet flowers. The roots of Northern bedstraw have been used in traditional fabric dyeing. Galium boreale is known as hvitmaure in Norwegian. Red and red are common colors produced with this plant. Bedstraw is used in Norway for dyeing.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  fragrant Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Faintly sweet Dye parts  Roots Dye color  red,brownish pink
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Galium boreale may have originated from Norway and Canadian prairies.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Galium boreale is a perennial. June is the usual month for flowering.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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