Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Sweet-scented Bedstraw at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Sweet-scented Bedstraw, Fragrant Bedstraw
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June Spartanburg County SC
Flowers in groups of 3 on long axillary and terminal peduncles, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
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October Jackson County NC
Balsam Mountain Preserve
Leaves thin, 6 per node, elliptic, usually 2-3cm long and 7-10mm, mucronate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Look for it in woodlands, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
Whorls of 6
Sepals usually obsolete
4-5 lobed rotate corolla
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide p154
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast p109
- Wildflowers in the Field and Forest p352
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p261
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p304
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p164