Images of Lady's bedstraw, Yellow bedstraw, Galium verum

Steven Foster's Stock Images of Lady's bedstraw, Yellow bedstraw, Galium verum. Photos © 2011 Steven Foster. Please contact us for pricing and terms at sfoster@stevenfoster.com or call +1-479-253-2629.

Twelve images of Lady's bedstraw, Yellow bedstraw, Galium verum, a member of the medder family (Rubiaceae) . This herbaceous perennial is native to Europe and Asia. Used in Scandanavia as a sedative, and associated with the goddess of married women, Frigg, hence it is also called Frigg's grass. Used in folk medicine as a wash over entire body to make childbirth easier. Also a diuretic and pectoral. Used as a dye plant, yielding a red dye. In Denmark used to make an alcoholic drink known as bjaesk. The first six images are in the extraordinary setting of Mala Lukavica in the Morace Mountains in the center of Montenegro.

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