Carolinas and Georgia

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Galium aparine   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galium aparine   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 173-10-006:
Galium aparine   FAMILY Rubiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Cleavers, Bedstraw


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Look for it in meadows, thickets, disturbed areas, forests, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Winter annual

Native & non-native
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

 

full sun partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 6-8
Margins entire

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
Sepals usually obsolete
4-lobed rotate corolla

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brown/Black

 

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Galium aparine   FAMILY Rubiaceae

Cleavers, Bedstraw