Crosswort | Cruciata laevipes

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Discover the enchanting beauty of Crosswort (Cruciata laevipes). With its delicate whorls of cross-shaped leaves and clusters of star-like flowers, this petite perennial adds woodland charm to your garden. Standing at 10 to 40 centimetres, Crosswort thrives in shaded woodlands and meadows, attracting bees and butterflies with its nectar-rich blooms.

Adaptable and resilient, this wildflower is a low-maintenance delight, perfect for both novice and experienced gardeners. Bring the elegance of Crosswort to your outdoor sanctuary and enjoy a self-sustaining burst of nature’s grace. Elevate your garden with the timeless allure of this woodland wonder.


Botanical Information: Crosswort

Crosswort (Cruciata laevipes), a petite perennial belonging to the Rubiaceae family, captivates with its intricate whorls of cross-shaped leaves. Standing at a modest 10 to 40 centimetres, this wildflower unfolds its delicate white blossoms in clusters, creating a carpet of charm in woodlands and grassy landscapes.


Thriving in dappled sunlight, Crosswort is a woodland wonder, gracing shaded areas with its presence. This adaptable species also ventures into meadows and hedgerows, favouring well-drained soils. Its ability to thrive in various habitats makes it a versatile and welcomed addition to both natural and cultivated settings.

Benefits to Wildlife

Crosswort plays a pivotal role in supporting wildlife, offering nectar to bees and butterflies that are drawn to its tiny, star-like flowers. Its presence in woodlands contributes to the ecosystem by providing shelter for insects. As a valuable nectar source, Crosswort enhances biodiversity, creating a harmonious environment for various pollinators.

Conservation Status in the UK

While not currently listed as endangered, Crosswort’s prevalence is subject to habitat changes. Conservation efforts focus on maintaining woodlands and preserving meadows to ensure the continued presence of this charming wildflower. Recognizing its significance in supporting pollinators, these initiatives aim to secure its role in the British landscape.

Ease of Growing

Crosswort is a resilient and low-maintenance wildflower, making it an excellent choice for both experienced and novice gardeners. Its adaptability to different light conditions and well-drained soils simplifies its cultivation. This perennial’s ability to self-seed contributes to its ease of growing, creating a self-sustaining presence in gardens and natural landscapes.

Crosswort is as a symbol of woodland grace, celebrated for its botanical intricacy and ecological contributions. From its cross-shaped leaves to its ease of cultivation, this wildflower enriches both natural and cultivated landscapes. With its positive impact on pollinators and its ability to thrive in diverse habitats, Crosswort remains a cherished choice for those seeking an enduring and visually impactful addition to their outdoor spaces.

More Information


The Wildlife Trusts

Species From the Same Habitat

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