Carolinas and Georgia

2031

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Galium pilosum   FAMILY Rubiaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galium pilosum var. pilosum   FAMILY Rubiaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Galium pilosum var. puncticulosum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 173-10-005:
Galium pilosum   FAMILY Rubiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Hairy Bedstraw


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Look for it in forests, woodland borders, clearings, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

 

partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 4
Margins entire

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-white/ Brownish-maroon
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
Sepals usually obsolete
4-5 lobed rotate corolla

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brown/Black

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Galium pilosum   FAMILY Rubiaceae

Hairy Bedstraw