Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1374

Forb
Winter annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in lawns, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 4-6

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Lavender/Pinkish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-lobed funnelform corolla

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sherardia arvensis   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 173-09-001:
Sherardia arvensis   FAMILY Rubiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Field Madder, Blue Field Madder


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_shar2_001_lvd

        

image of Galium sherardia

Gill Newberry    gn04_sherardia_flowers2

April        

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Gill Newberry    gn04_sherardia_lvs

April        

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JK Marlow    jkm170410_365

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170410_367b

April    Greenville County    SC

Involucrate inflorescence & more tubular pink-purple flowers than other Galium, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Galium sherardia

Roxanna Martin    rlm4911_78

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Rough square stems & hairy sharp-pointed leaves in whorls of 6, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Galium sherardia

Roxanna Martin    rlm4911_86

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Tiny flowers occur in heads surrounded by a whorl of involucral leaves, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Galium sherardia

Roxanna Martin    rlm4911_92

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Corolla tube about 0.12" long, 3x longer than the spreading lobes, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Galium sherardia

JK Marlow    jkm0506e_35

June    Greenville County    SC