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Bedstraw, Northern (Galium boreale)
French name: gaillet boréal
Leaves & Twigs: The leaves are arranged in groups of four, with each group encircling the stem. The leaves are narrow, typically 5 cm long, with three strong veins.
Flowers & Fruit: The fragrant white flowers of the northern bedstraw are approximately 3 mm wide.
Habitat: These plants can be found in forests, along roadsides and in moist prairie environments.
Sampling: Select a typical patch of plants, if the plants are very abundant, mark off a l-metre-square section to observe.