OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Galium boreale   FAMILY Rubiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galium boreale   FAMILY Rubiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Bedstraw


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image of Galium boreale, Northern Bedstraw

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_galium_boreale2

June    Stearns County    MN

An erect smooth plant with linear-lanceolate leaves and bright white flowers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galium boreale   FAMILY Rubiaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3360

Forb
Perennial

Native north of the Carolinas

Habitat: limestone and dolostone bluffs, outcrops, and rocky woodlands, calcareous or ultramafic (serpentine) barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 4
Margins entire

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

Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Black

 

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