Galium Verum (Lady’s Bedstraw), Inishmore, Aran Islands

George Row

Derry, United Kingdom

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[ Aran, Aran Islands, bloom, Canon EOS 5d mk ii, Dun Eochla, Inishmore, iPhone cover, iPad cover, Irish, Ireland, Ladys Bedstraw, postcard, raw, tote bag, throw pillows, yellow, wild flower, Wildflower Card, wildflower, Wild Flower Calendar 2014, 2015, >500 >1,000 >2,000 >3,000 views]

  1. 2 nd December 2014 View Count reached 3,000
  1. 31 st October 2013 View Count reached 2,001
  1. 10th May 2012 View Count reached 800

In mid-summer the yellow flowers of Lady’s Bedstraw, (Botanical name: “Galium verum”) are abundant in the pastures of the Aran Islands.
 
As the name suggests it was formerly used as a pleasantly smelling filling material for bedding. It was also thought to deter creepie-crawlies of various sorts.
 
It has had other uses in the home such as curdling milk for cheese-making and medicinal uses such as stopping bleeding.
 
This bedstraw was photographed near Dun Eochla Stone Fort
 


 
This is part of my new postcard range. You can follow on to another gorgeous Very Ireland Post card .
 


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  1. History of this Photograph on RedBubble
  2. 13th Nov 2010 Uploaded to RedBubble
  3. 13th May 2011 View Count reached 100
  4. 10th May 2012 View Count reached 800

 


 

Techie Photography detail:
    Image Mode: Raw
    Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM zoom (at 70mm),
    Camera: Canon 5d MkII
    Exposure: f8 1/800

Artwork Comments

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  • George Row
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