Herb: Threepetal Bedstraw

Latin name: Galium tinctorium

Family: Rubiaceae (Madder Family)

Medicinal use of Threepetal Bedstraw:

An infusion of the whole plant has been used for its beneficial effects upon the respiratory organs.

Description of the plant:


Habitat of the herb:

Swamps or moist areas in Texas.

Other uses of Threepetal Bedstraw:

A red dye can be obtained from the roots.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - best sown in situ as soon as it is ripe in late summer. The seed can also be sown in situ in the spring though it may be very slow to germinate.

Cultivation of Threepetal Bedstraw:

Swamps or moist areas in Texas.

Known hazards of Galium tinctorium:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.