Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2031

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in forests, woodland borders, clearings, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 4

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-white/ Brownish-maroon
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
Sepals usually obsolete
4-5 lobed rotate corolla

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brown/Black

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galium pilosum +   FAMILY Rubiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 173-10-005:
Galium pilosum   FAMILY Rubiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Hairy Bedstraw


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JK Marlow    jkm120617_060

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Stems and leaves pubescent, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm120617_061

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Stem square between nodes, rough when young, with hooked hairs on angles, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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JK Marlow    jkm120617_064

June    Spartanburg County    SC

[The Sweetgum leaf provides some scale.] Fruit 2-3mm long, 3-4mm wide, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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JK Marlow    jkm120628_309

June    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120628_340

June    Greenville County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm61811_25

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Flowers at ends of many branchlets, may be greenish-white or purplish, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm060731_026

July    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm060731_027

July    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

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Roxanna Martin    rlm82510_113

August    Spartanburg County    SC

Stem square between nodes, rough when young, becoming smooth, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm82510_122

August    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves elliptic to weakly ovate, mucronate, pilose-hispid, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm82510_95

August    Spartanburg County    SC

White to greenish-maroon flowers on pedicels & in clusters, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm82810_44

August    Spartanburg County    SC

Dry, hook-bristled, spherical fruit, green maturing brown or black, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgpilosumvarpuncti_buz

Month Unknown    Oconee County    SC

Buzzard Roost Heritage Preserve

Galium pilosum var. puncticulosum