Woodruff, Asperula odorata, is a useful plant, sometimes called Sweet Woodruff. The attractive vanilla scented leaves are used in pot pourri and to scent linens. A stewing herb, also used as a herbal tea and to flavour drinks. An insect repellant. Benefits the lymphatic system. Woodruff is indigenous to Asia, Europe and North Africa. Will grow in any good garden soil, in a protected, partially shaded position. Clusters of small star shaped, scented flowers in spring and summer. Drought and frost resistant. A perennial plant, growing to 0.2m x 0.5m.