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Galium boreale


Galium boreale or northern bedstraw<ref name=BSBI07>Template:Cite web</ref> is a plant species of the Rubiaceae. It is widespread over the temperate and subarctic regions of Europe, Asia and North America including most of Canada and the northern United States.<ref>Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families</ref><ref>Biota of North America Program</ref><ref>Altervista Flora Italiana</ref>


Gallium boreale is edible, with a sweet smell and taste, and can be eaten as a wild salad green. Varieties such as Galium boreale which do not contain the small hooks on the stem are not as palatable as the hooked varieties of Galium, like Galium aparine, but are important plants to remember for survival purposes.<ref>Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West, Gregory L. Tilford, Template:ISBN</ref>



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