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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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Forbs included bedstraw, Canada thistle, ground ivy, dandelion, dock, horsenettle, smartweed, ragweed, plantain, and other ephemeral and infrequently occurring forbs.
Gray narrowly leaved bedstraw Salicaceae Willow Family Populus fremontii S.
She envisions plants capable of producing a spectrum of colors, including gypsywort (which makes black dye on wool and silk), wild mustard (yellow), double-flowered yellow flag iris (blackish green), bedstraw (red dye from roots, yellow from flowers), dyer's woad (blue), Japanese indigo (blue) madder root (red), and marigold (yellows and oranges).
Galium aparine L.; Cleavers, Annual Bedstraw, Stickywilly; Old-field along S.
att 'headgear worn by woman of Hiiumaa', kelk 'sledge', ladu 'store', madar 'bedstraw', napp 'small wooden bowl'.
Buy seed mixes that contain ox-eye daisies, yarrow, harebells, birdsfoot trefoil, cowslips, lady's bedstraw, betony, yellow rattle and others for waving drifts of colour.
Species novel to our study were: great willowherb, common stork's-bill Erodium cicutarium, wild strawberry, hedge bedstraw Galium mollugo, timothy Phleum pratense, groundsel Senecio vulgaris and pink water-speedwell Veronica catenata.
Examples of some of these species include harebell (Campanula rotundifolia), large-flowered tick-clover (Desmodium glutinosum), Kentucky bluegrass, alkali bluegrass (Poa juncifolia), wild columbine, woods bedstraw (Galium circaezans var.
Ar un ochr i'r llwybr yng nghanol glaswellt, roedd y briwydd felen (Galium verum; lady's bedstraw) yn amlwg iawn.
Chuck in some claret hedge woundwort, white bladder campion and a little hoary bedstraw, greater knapweed and delightful pink bloody cranesbill.
The larvae feed on sticky goose grass, or bedstraw as it's sometimes known, and have colourful reddishbrown bodies with white dots.
and the species was described as one of the commonest grasshoppers in the Forest in the 1950s (Payne 1958); it prefers the tall swards present on the clay soils occurring in association with patches of heath bedstraw Galium saxatile (W.