A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Monday 28 June 2010

Lady's Bedstraw

This year seems to be a particularly good year for this delightful wild flower: Lady's Bedstraw. Dry conditions must suit it as it is looking especially good on the limestone grassland today. Historically we understand that the flowers were used to coagulate milk for cheese manufacture particularly in Gloucestershire where the yellow of the flower gave colour to the local cheese: Double Gloucester.

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