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Sweet Woodruff (Gallium Odoratum)
A white-flowering perennial woodland herb, used in Germany to flavour young wine, when the drink is called Maibowle.
In Medieval times the sprigs were used either fresh or dried as an "air-freshener" - when its scent resembled fresh hay.It"s also known as "Kiss me Quick"; "Ladies in the Hay"; "Master ofthe Wood"; "New Mowed Hay"; "Woodward"; "Woodrowell"
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