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Galium odoratum

Galium odoratum
sweet woodruff

Synonym(s) Asperula odorata
Common name sweet woodruff
Family rubiaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers white (spring)
Size 6"
Light shade-sun
Cultural notes easy to grow

Low-growing groundcover with a profusion of white flowers in spring, and fresh-green foliage all season. Spreads fairly rapidly, but does not become invasive. It covers an entire section of our side garden, surrounded by flagstone paths and centered by a small crabapple tree, and pretty much looks good all the time.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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