Carolinas and Georgia

3363

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galium hispidulum   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 173-10-001:
Galium hispidulum   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Galium bermudense

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Bedstraw


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Look for it in maritime forests, sandhills, dry sandy forests, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

 

LEAVES:
Evergreen (more or less)
Simple
Whorls of 4
Margins entire

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
Sepals usually obsolete
4-5 lobed rotate corolla
Usually 2 flowers per cyme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blue-black

 

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



Galium bermudense   FAMILY Rubiaceae

Coastal Bedstraw