Pete's Walks - Lady's Bedstraw

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Photo taken 5/07/07 at Dunstable Downs, Beds.

Another common flower that is easy to recognise, and which I see quite frequently on my walks. Flowers April to June, growing in dry and grassy areas. All bedstraws get their name from the fact that they were used for bedding in the middle ages, this one was used for ladies' mattresses because of its sweet smell.

Photo taken 29/06/06 at Ivinghoe Beacon (Day 6 of my Berkshire-Essex walk).