Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2480

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA

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

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full sun ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 5-8

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Dark brown

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Galium mollugo   FAMILY Rubiaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galium mollugo   FAMILY Rubiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 173-10-015:
Galium mollugo   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Galium mollugo var. mollugo

 

COMMON NAME:
False Baby's Breath, Smooth Bedstraw, Hedge Bedstraw, Wild Madder


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image of Galium mollugo, False Baby's Breath, Smooth Bedstraw, Hedge Bedstraw, Wild Madder

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_gamo_001_lvd

        

image of Galium mollugo, False Baby's Breath, Smooth Bedstraw, Hedge Bedstraw, Wild Madder

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgmollugo_rm

Month Unknown        NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

Flowers in a loose forked panicle. The plant erect and without prickles, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.