Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3362

Forb
Annual

Non-native: southern Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in NC Piedmont)

Look for it in lawns, grassy roadsides, pastures, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 4

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brown

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cruciata pedemontana   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 173-10-010:
Galium pedemontanum   FAMILY Rubiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Piedmont Crosswort, Piedmont Bedstraw


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image of Galium pedemontanum

Gill Newberry    gn04_g_cruciata_pedemont2

April        

The Piedmont referred to in the name is the Piedmont of southern Europe, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Galium pedemontanum

Gill Newberry    gn04_g_cruciata_pedemonta

April        

image of Galium pedemontanum

JK Marlow    jkm120407_678

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Galium aparine, in upper right, seems large in comparison to G. pedemontanum.

image of Galium pedemontanum

JK Marlow    jkm120407_678b

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves elliptic, 5-10mm long, 2-3mm wide, acute, hispid, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Galium pedemontanum

JK Marlow    jkm120407_684

April    Spartanburg County    SC

The corolla is yellow and minute, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.