Transformational Gardening

Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

Whorled Bedstraw (False Baby’s Breath, Wild Madder, White Bedstraw) (Galium mollugo): Images

Date Location Notes Images
June 6, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire I thought I found this plant last May, but there was no easy way at that time to differentiate Whorled Bedstraw (Galium mollugo) from White Bedstraw (Galium album). So, I am replacing those pictures with these which are definately Galium mollugo.
  • Main branches with 5-12 leaves at each node.
  • Leaf blades sharply pointed to cuspidate at the apex.
  • Corolla 1-7 mm in diameter.
  • Pedicels erect to spreading.
  • Stems not rough to touch.
  • Corolla not funnelform.
  • Leaf blades linear to elliptic, 2-10 mm wide.
  • Leaf blades 10-25 mm long.
  • Corolla 2-3 mm. Pedicel usually longer than the diameter of the flower. (Note: Galium album has 3-5 mm flower and pedicels shorter than diameter of the flower.)
Date Location Notes Images
June 7, 2014 Central, Connecticut