Here you see the area where todays image was taken. Galium plants grow among the rest, sprwling over and supported by their neighbors. Galium has a long history in medicine and culture. It was used to treat hoarseness, and also as horse medicine. The Ojibwa used it as a love charm. The matted dried stems were good for starting fires. Cowlitz Indian women used it as a bath to make them successful in love. Others used it to treat STDs. The roots of some species produce red dye.
The yellow flowers seen here are Ohio goldenrod.