Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3361

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Mountains, rare in GA - except common in GA Mtns)

Look for it in marshes, swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 4 (rarely 5-6)

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

FRUIT:
Spring
Black

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Galium obtusum var. obtusum   FAMILY Rubiaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galium obtusum ssp. obtusum   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 173-10-011a:
Galium obtusum var. obtusum   FAMILY Rubiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bluntleaf Bedstraw