Lady's Bedstraw Galium verum. Other Names: Robin-run-the-Hedge, Maiden's Hair, Strawbed, Cheese Rennet. Bedstraw Hawk, Archer's Dart and Red Chestnut Moths. Sowing Instructions for Seed: Sow seed in spring or autumn in a greenhouse or cold frame. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into individual pots. Plant the seedlings out into their final position in summer.
The roots of the Lady’s Bedstraw. Compared with the roots of madder (Rubia tinctorum), bedstraw roots are very fine and delicate, and these bedstraw roots were very precious as they had come from such a long way away. So I wanted to make sure that I didn’t waste them. For these tests I used mainly alum-mordanted wool, except for some unmordanted samples from the exhaust dyebaths. To.
Lady's bedstraw has a long history of use as a herbal medicine, though it is little used in modern medicine. Its main application is as a diuretic and as a treatment for skin complaints. The leaves, stems and flowering shoots are antispasmodic, astringent, diuretic, foot care, lithontripic and vulnerary. The plant is used as a remedy in gravel, stone or urinary disorders and is believed to be.
Lady’s Bedstraw- Galium verum-is the perfect wildflower plant for adding of bright splash of yellow to a summer flowering meadow. It is well suited to all wide variety of soils, but grows best on dry ground in full sun, making it particularly well suited to a seaside garden. Ladies bedstraw plants have tiny golden yellow flowers that grow in dense clusters. The blooms appear in July and.
The frothy, yellow flowers of Lady's bedstraw scent the air of our grasslands, chalk downlands, meadows, heaths and sand dunes with honey. The stems can be so dense with flowers that they carpet the grass with yellow from June to September. 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.
A perennial for sunny sites Low growing spreading ground cover. Stems 15-40cm. Yellow flowers July-August, then black seeds into autumn.
Lady's Bedstraw belongs to the family Rubiaceae and is a native plant. I first identified this flower in Killiney, Co Dublin in 1976 and photographed it in Co Wicklow in 2003. If you are satisfied you have correctly identified this plant, please submit your sighting to the National Biodiversity Data Centre. As its name might suggest, Lady's Bedstraw was traditionally used to stuff mattresses.
In summer, the 'frothy' flowers of Lady's bedstraw can carpet the grasses of meadows, heaths and coasts with yellow and fill the air with a sweet, honey-like scent.