Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3363

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Look for it in maritime forests, sandhills, dry sandy forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen (more or less)
Simple
Whorls of 4

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
Sepals usually obsolete
4-5 lobed rotate corolla
Usually 2 flowers per cyme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blue-black

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galium hispidulum   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 173-10-001:
Galium hispidulum   FAMILY Rubiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Bedstraw


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Keith Bradley    kab_g_hispidulum_75408

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Krome Bird Refuge

image of Galium hispidulum

Keith Bradley    kab_g_hispidulum_75434

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Krome Bird Refuge

image of Galium hispidulum

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_g_hispidulum_6438

July    Currituck County    NC

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_g_hispidulum_6443

July    Currituck County    NC

Lvs in whorls of 4, blades elliptic, firm, persistently green into winter, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Galium hispidulum

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_g_hispidulum_6443b

July    Currituck County    NC

Fruit purple [when ripe], smooth, juicy when fresh, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.


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image of Galium hispidulum

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_g_hispidulum_6452

July    Currituck County    NC

image of Galium hispidulum

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_g_hispidulum_6452b

July    Currituck County    NC

Corolla white, usually two flowers per cyme, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.