Scientific Name: Galium odoratum Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Common Name:sweet woodruffTexture:Fine
Family Name:RubiaceaeHabit: Spreading
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.1 - 0.2m x 0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: Africa, Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Simple, Whorled, Prickly, Glabrous, Distinctive smell, Elliptic, Lanceolate, Ciliate
Flowers: Cyme, (Floriferous), White, May- Jun
Fruit: Capsule, Aggregate fruit, Brown
Exposure: Full sun, Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Filler, Ground cover, Herb, Woodland margin
Key ID Features:Spreading groundcover; leaves are med-green, narrowly-lanceolate, whorled (often 8) at light green stem nodes; flowers tiny, white, scented, late May-June.