Woodruff, Sweet

Rubiaceae Asperula odorata L.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

The plant is a perennial herb, growing only to 6 to 8 inches. Leaves are in whirls, lanceolate and generally smooth. The leaves are used in some wines and in summer drinks in Europe. Woodruff is little known in the U.S. except as a rock garden plant for shady places.

Last update June 26, 1996 bha