Field Madder

Sherardia arvensis

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Sherardia is a monotypic genus containing a single species, Sherardia arvensis (or Field Madder), which is a flowering plant in the Rubiaceae family. It is native to Europe, northern Africa and southwest Asia. Sherardia arvensis is closely related to the bedstraws (genus Galium). It is mainly noted as a weed but has sometimes found use as a dye plant.

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  1. (c) Bastiaan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), http://www.flickr.com/photos/84474308@N00/471715207
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherardia_arvensis

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