Woodruff Galium odoratum

Best Time to See
Habitat Woodland

Such pretty little flowers and a striking array of leaves make this plant particularly special.

The flowers each have four petals displayed in an angular cross like pattern and the leaves, which also attach in the centre, fan out in groups of six to nine. Watch out for the tiny spike on the end of each leaf.


Can be found in most areas of Britain but less so in the east of England and in the north-east of Scotland.


Can be found in woodland, scrub and in shaded hedgerows.

Did you know?

This plant is thought to be an indicator of ancient woodland.