Galium (Sweet Woodruff) GAL-lee-um
Sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum) is a creeping, mat-forming perennial that is commonly used as a groundcover in shady areas. It bears pretty clusters of white, star-shaped flowers in the spring and has very fragrant, lance-shaped, dark green leaves. Sweet woodruff is exceptionally easy to grow and readily adapts to a wide range of soil and moisture conditions. It is a deer-resistant plant and is considered one of the few rabbit-proof plants. This plant spreads easily and can become invasive, so plant it where you can keep it under control.