Carolinas and Georgia

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

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

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

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Galium circaezans var. hypomalacum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 173-10-004:
Galium circaezans   FAMILY Rubiaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Forest Bedstraw, Licorice Bedstraw


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Look for it in mesic to dry forests , per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

 

...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 4
Margins entire

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish-green
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
Sepals usually obsolete
4-5 lobed rotate corolla

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Black

 

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



Galium circaezans   FAMILY Rubiaceae

Forest Bedstraw, Licorice Bedstraw