Photographs: Inchigeela, Co.Cork
Small white 4-petalled flowers in terminal clusters.
Weak-stemmed, scrambling plant, 4-angled smooth stem. Smooth black fruit.
There are 6-8 narrow leaves in each whorl with forward pointing
prickles on the leaf edges. Single-veined. Plant hairless or slightly downy.
Occasional, mainly found hedge-banks, grassland.
Similar: Marsh-bedstraw, G. palustre.
Native, common throughout Ireland.