Sweet Woodruff, Sweet-scented Bedstraw
Synonym: Asperula odorata
The plant contains coumarin that gives it its characteristic smell of freshly mowed grass, that has its full strength only when dried. The dried leaves are popular in potpourris. The leaves are used in some wines and in summer drinks in Europe (May wine is prepared by adding fresh springs of woodruff to Rhine wine). Woodruff is also used in perfumes.
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