There are no edible uses listed for Galium tinctorium.
A red dye can be obtained from the roots
There are no material uses listed for Galium tinctorium.
An infusion of the whole plant has been used for its beneficial effects upon the respiratory organs
There are no medicinal uses listed for Galium tinctorium.
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.
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We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. However, judging by its native range, it is likely to succeed outdoors at least in the milder areas of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
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Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Galium tinctorium. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.
Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Galium tinctorium.
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? Diggs, Jnr. G.M.; Lipscomb. B. L. & O'Kennon. R. J [Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas] Botanical Research Institute, Texas. (1999-00-00)