Heath Bedstraw (Galium saxatile)

Heath Bedstraw forms a low growing mat from which the flowers ascend.  The leaves are grouped in whorls of 6 –  8 and have tiny bristles which give away the plant’s relationship to Cleavers or ‘sticky weed’.  This plant produces an abundance of small white flowers from June to August.  It is known as an indicator of unimproved dry acid grassland.