from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant, Our Lady's bedstraw, Galium verum.
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Has he ever discovered those deceptive creatures which pretend for all the world to be leaves of lady's-bedstraw, or dress themselves up as flowers of buttonweed?
Now follows the gorse, and the pink rest-harrow, and the sweet lady's-bedstraw, set as it were in the midst of a little thorn-bush.