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bedstraw:

see maddermadder,
common name for the Rubiaceae, a family of chiefly tropical and subtropical trees, shrubs, and herbs, especially abundant in N South America. The family is important economically for several tropical crops, e.g., coffee, quinine, and ipecac, and for many ornamentals, e.g.
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bedstraw

any of numerous rubiaceous plants of the genus Galium, which have small white or yellow flowers and prickly or hairy fruits: some species formerly used as straw for beds as they are aromatic when dry
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The rarest of the migrant moths in recent weeks was the Bedstraw Hawk-moth at Kenfig - only the sixth for the county of Glamorgan despite its range being from western Europe across to Japan.
In English quite a number of plant names refer to the Virgin Mary, such as Our Lady's bedstraw (Galium) and Lady's candlesticks (Primula).
Among all the so-called common herbs are interesting plants such as Cancer sage, Blackberry lily, Jobe's tears, Lady's bedstraw, and Mullein.
Plant spring-flowering species such as cowslips, bladder companion, lady's bedstraw and fritillaries along with a sprinkling of later-flowering knapweed, ox eye daisy and field scabious, which attract the small blue and meadow brown butterflies.
Catherine's lace, Catalina Yerba Santa, Catalina liveforever, Catalina mount mahogany, Catalina manzanita, Catalina bedstraw, Catalina ironweed and Catalina monkey flower.
Cleavers, annual bedstraw, sticky-willy; Upland woods; Abundant and widespread; C = 1; BSUH 17869.
Species of plant Common name Pteridium aquilinum Western bracken fern Picea engelmannii Blue spruce Toxicodendron diversilobum Poison oak Artemisia californica Coastal sagebrush Artemisia douglasiana Mugwort Baccharis pilularis Coyote brush Lonicera interrupts Chaparral honeysuckle Non-local Lonicera Honeysuckle Sambucus mexicana Blue elderberry Arctostaphylos Manzanita Quercus agrifolia Coast live oak Quercus douglasii Blue oak Ribes californicum Hillside gooseberry Salvia mellifera Black sage Ceanothus cuneatus Buckbrush Cercocarpus betuloides California mountain-mahogany Rosa californica California wild rose Rubus ursinus Pacific blackberry Galium porrigens Bedstraw
insularis) E 1 SRI, SMI Santa Cruz Island lace pod (Thysanocarpus conchuliferus) E 8 SCI Herbaceous Perennials Hoffmann's rock cress (Arabis hoffmannii) E 5 SCI, SRI, (AI) Succulent Perennials Santa Cruz Island live- forever (Dudleya nesiotica) T 1 SCI Santa Barbara Island live-forever (Dudleya traskiae) E 10 SBI Small Shrubs Soft-leaved paintbrush (Castilleja mollis) E 2 SRI Sea-cliff bedstraw (Galium buxifolium) E 8 SCI, SMI, (SRI) Island rushrose (Helianthemum greenei) T 36 SCI, SRI, SCT Full Shrubs Santa Rosa Island manzanita (Arctostaphylos confertiflora) E 3 SRI Island barberry (Berberis pinnata ssp.
White Bladder Campion and the glorious pinks, Corncockle and Hoary Bedstraw.
The larvae feed on bedstraw and some of these may hatch and give rise to autumn adults in an influx year.
The nature reserve features plants such as knapweed, cowslip, pignut, lady's bedstraw and great burnet.