OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 49 taxa in the family Rubiaceae, Bedstraw or Madder family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Fevertree, Pinkneya

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Pinckneya bracteata   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pinckneya bracteata   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pinckneya pubens 173-01-001   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Margins of acidic, peaty (blackwater) swamps

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Buttonbush

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cephalanthus occidentalis   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cephalanthus occidentalis   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cephalanthus occidentalis 173-02-001   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Streambanks, riverbanks, depressional wetlands, lakes, marshes, often in standing water

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Virginia Buttonweed, Large Buttonweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Diodia virginiana   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Diodia virginiana   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Diodia virginiana 173-03-001   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Ditches, wet fields, wet swales along highways, other moist to wet habitats

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Poor-joe, Rough Buttonweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hexasepalum teres   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Diodia teres   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Diodia teres 173-03-002   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Dunes, sandy roadsides, glades, hardpans, other dry habitats

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Girdle-pod

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Mitracarpus hirtus   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Mitracarpus hirtus   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, roadsides

Rare

Non-native: tropical America

 


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camera icon Common Name: woodland false buttonweed

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Spermacoce remota   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Spermacoce assurgens   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Wet hammocks, bottomland forests, marshes

Native to Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Shrubby Buttonweed, Whitehead Broom, Boton Blanco, Yerba de Garro

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Borreria verticillata   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Spermacoce verticillata   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: New World tropics (native distribution of this widespread and weedy

 


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camera icon Common Name: Brazilian-clover, tropical Mexican-clover

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Richardia brasiliensis   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Richardia brasiliensis   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Richardia brasiliensis 173-05-001   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Roadsides, fields, vacant lots, urban areas, disturbed areas

Non-native: South America

 


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camera icon Common Name: Rough Mexican-clover

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Richardia scabra   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Richardia scabra   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Richardia scabra 173-05-002   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Roadsides, fields, vacant lots, urban areas, disturbed areas

Non-native? South America

 


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Common Name: Largeflower Mexican-clover, Largeflower Richardia

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Richardia grandiflora   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Richardia grandiflora   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Yards, 'improved' pastures, disturbed areas

Non-native: South America (mainly Brazil)

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Partridgeberry, Twinflower

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Mitchella repens   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Mitchella repens   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Mitchella repens 173-06-001   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Deciduous and coniferous forests, stream-banks, heath balds, maritime forests, on rotten logs and hummocks in bottomlands and other wetter habitats

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Oldenlandia, Clustered Bluet

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Edrastima uniflora   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Oldenlandia uniflora   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Oldenlandia uniflora 173-07-001   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Pondshores, muddy drawdown shores, moist to wet ecotones of Coastal Plain streamheads, other moist to wet places

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Bosc's Bluet

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Oldenlandia boscii   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Oldenlandia boscii   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Oldenlandia boscii 173-07-002   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Clay-based Carolina bays, rivershore and millpond drawdown shores, sagponds, other seasonally saturated habitats

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Diamond-flower, Flattop Mille-graines

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Oldenlandia corymbosa   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Oldenlandia corymbosa   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Oldenlandia corymbosa 173-07-003   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Moist lawns, gardens

Non-native: South America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Quaker Ladies, Common Bluet, Innocence, Azure Bluet

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Houstonia caerulea   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Houstonia caerulea   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Houstonia caerulea 173-08-001   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Forests, woodlands, openings, lawns, a wide variety of disturbed sites

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Thymeleaf Bluet, Appalachian Bluet, Prostrate Bluet, Marsh Bluet

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Houstonia serpyllifolia   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Houstonia serpyllifolia   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Houstonia serpyllifolia 173-08-002   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Streambanks, grassy balds, moist forests, seepy rock outcrops, spray cliffs, and moist disturbed areas

Common in Mountains (uncommon in GA), endemic to Central & Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Tiny Bluet, Small Bluet

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Houstonia pusilla   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Houstonia pusilla   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Houstonia pusilla 173-08-003   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Woodlands, prairies, lawns, cemeteries, and other disturbed sites

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to Carolinas & Georgia - natural habitats & original distribution obscure

 


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camera icon Common Name: Southern Bluet

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Houstonia micrantha   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Houstonia micrantha   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Dunes, sandy soils, granitic flatrocks, disturbed areas, roadsides

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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Common Name: Rose Bluet, Pygmy Bluet

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Houstonia rosea   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Houstonia rosea   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomlands

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Creeping Bluet, Roundleaf Bluet, Trailing Bluet, Fairy-footprints

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Houstonia procumbens   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Houstonia procumbens   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Houstonia procumbens 173-08-004   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Beach dunes, moist to wet sandy pinelands

Common in Coastal Plain

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Summer Bluet, Mountain Bluet, Woodland Bluet, Purple Bluet

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Houstonia purpurea   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Houstonia purpurea var. purpurea   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Houstonia purpurea 173-08-005   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Moist and dry woodlands and forests, thinner soils around rock outcrops, and in a variety of disturbed sites, such as paths, old roads, and roadbanks

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Lanceleaf Bluet, Midwestern Summer Bluet, Glade Mountain Houstonia, Venus's Pride

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Houstonia lanceolata   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Houstonia purpurea var. calycosa   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Houstonia purpurea 173-08-005?   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Calcareous prairies and barrens, dry woodlands, banks, rock outcrops, shallow soils around mafic and calcareous rock outcrops

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Roan Mountain Bluet

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Houstonia montana   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Houstonia purpurea var. montana   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Houstonia purpurea 173-08-005?   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: In crevices of rock outcrops at the summits of high elevation peaks of the Southern Blue Ridge, also in thin, frost-heaved, gravelly soils of grassy balds near summit outcrops, from 1250-1950 m in elevation

Rare, endemic to the high Blue Ridge of nw. NC, ne. TN, & sw. VA

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Canada Bluet

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Houstonia canadensis   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Houstonia canadensis   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Dry limestone barrens (sometimes locally abundant in shallow soils over limestone), limestone woodlands and outcrops

Rare

Native to Georgia & possibly North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Longleaf Bluet

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Houstonia longifolia var. compacta   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Houstonia longifolia   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Houstonia longifolia 173-08-006?   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Dry rock outcrops and adjacent open woodlands, longleaf pine sandhills, dry sandy woodlands, dry roadbanks, glades and barrens

Uncommon in NC Mountains & Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Granite Dome Bluet

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Houstonia longifolia var. glabra   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Houstonia longifolia   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Houstonia longifolia 173-08-006?   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Seasonally and periodically wet soils of shallow soil mats and crevices of granitic domes

Rare, endemic to the granitic dome district centered around Highlands, NC, occurring in sw. NC, nw. SC, and ne. GA

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Narrowleaf Bluet, Diffuse-branched Bluet

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Houstonia tenuifolia   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Houstonia longifolia   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Houstonia tenuifolia 173-08-007   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Usually in dry woodlands, often rocky (especially mafic rocks) or sandy

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Diamond-flower, Glade Bluet, Prairie Bluet

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Houstonia nigricans var. nigricans   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Stenaria nigricans var. nigricans   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Limestone barrens, limestone glades, limestone rocky bluffs, blackland prairies, longleaf pine sandhills, coastal dunes, coastal grasslands, scrubby pine flatwoods

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Field Madder, Blue Field-madder

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Galium sherardia   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sherardia arvensis   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sherardia arvensis 173-09-001   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Lawns, roadsides, other disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Coastal Bedstraw

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Galium bermudense   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galium hispidulum   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Galium hispidulum 173-10-001   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Maritime forests, longleaf pine sandhills, dry sandy forests

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: One-flowered Bedstraw

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Galium uniflorum   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galium uniflorum   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Galium uniflorum 173-10-002   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Moist slope forests and alluvial forests

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Lanceleaf Wild Licorice, Lanceleaf Bedstraw, Wild-licorice

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Galium lanceolatum   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galium lanceolatum   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Galium lanceolatum 173-10-003   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Mesic to dry hardwood forests

Uncommon in NC, rare in SC

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Forest Bedstraw, Licorice Bedstraw

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Galium circaezans   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Galium circaezans var. circaezans   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Galium circaezans 173-10-004   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Mesic to dry forests

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Hairy Bedstraw

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Galium pilosum   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Galium pilosum var. pilosum   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Galium pilosum 173-10-005   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Forests, woodland borders, longleaf pine sandhills, prairies, coastal prairies, clearings

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Bald Bedstraw, Smoothstem Bedstraw

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Galium orizabense ssp. laevicaule   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galium orizabense ssp. laevicaule   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Galium pilosum 173-10-005?   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Mesic forests, maritime forests, swamp edges

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cleavers, Bedstraw

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Galium aparine   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Galium aparine   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Galium aparine 173-10-006   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Meadows, thickets, disturbed areas, forests

Common

Native & non-native

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sweet-scented Bedstraw, Fragrant Bedstraw

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Galium triflorum   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galium triflorum   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Galium triflorum 173-10-007   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Mesic to dry upland forests, floodplain forests, seepage swamps, old fields, disturbed areas, usually on base-rich soils

Common in Mountains & Piedmont (uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Purple Bedstraw, Wideleaf Bedstraw

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Galium latifolium   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galium latifolium   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Galium latifolium 173-10-008   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Moist hardwood forests

Common in Mountains (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Yellow Bedstraw, Our Lady's Bedstraw

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Galium verum   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galium verum   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Galium verum 173-10-009   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Meadows, pastures, roadsides

Rare in NC

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Piedmont Crosswort, Piedmont Bedstraw

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Galium pedemontanum   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cruciata pedemontana   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Galium pedemontanum 173-10-010   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Lawns, grassy roadsides, pastures

Uncommon (rare in NC Piedmont & NC Coastal Plain)

Non-native: southern Europe

 


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Common Name: Bluntleaf Bedstraw

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Galium obtusum var. obtusum   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Galium obtusum ssp. obtusum   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Galium obtusum var. obtusum 173-10-011a   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Marshes, swamps

Common in GA Mountains, uncommon in Carolina Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Carolina Bedstraw

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Galium obtusum var. filifolium   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galium obtusum ssp. filifolium   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Galium obtusum var. filifolium 173-10-011b   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Marshes, swamps, creekbanks, alluvial forests

Common in Carolinas (uncommon to rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Stiff Marsh Bedstraw, Dye Bedstraw, Three-lobed Bedstraw

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Galium tinctorium +   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Galium tinctorium   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Galium tinctorium 173-10-012   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Look for it in swamps, marshes, & ditches

Common, uncommon, or rare - depending on variety & region

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Rough Bedstraw

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Galium asprellum   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galium asprellum   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Galium asprellum 173-10-014   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Fens, bogs, streambanks, wet meadows, usually in at least somewhat base-rich soils

Uncommon

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: False Baby's Breath, Smooth Bedstraw, Hedge Bedstraw, Wild Madder

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Galium mollugo   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Galium mollugo   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Galium mollugo 173-10-015   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Moist roadsides, disturbed areas

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: white bedstraw

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Galium album   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Galium album   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Galium mollugo 173-10-015?   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Moist roadsides, disturbed areas

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Northern Bedstraw

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Galium boreale   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galium boreale   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Limestone and dolostone bluffs, outcrops, and rocky woodlands, calcareous or ultramafic (serpentine) barrens

Rare

Native north of the Carolinas

 


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Common Name: Shining Bedstraw

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Galium concinnum   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galium concinnum   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Mesic to dry forests

Native north of the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Skunkvine

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Paederia foetida   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Paederia foetida   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Paederia foetida 173-11x-001x   FAMILY: Rubiaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC

Non-native: southeast Asia

 


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