Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


587

Forb
Winter annual

Native & non-native
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in meadows, thickets, disturbed areas, forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 6-8

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brown/Black

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galium aparine   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 173-10-006:
Galium aparine   FAMILY Rubiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Cleavers, Bedstraw


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image of Galium aparine

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_gaap2_001_lvd

        

image of Galium aparine

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_gaap2_009_lvd

        

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Keith Bradley    kab_galium_aparine_1271

March    Lexington County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0304d_06

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Galium aparine

JK Marlow    jkm100427_032

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm100427_035b

April    Greenville County    SC

Dry hook-bristled fruit, paired on stalks, green turning black, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.


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image of Galium aparine

JK Marlow    jkm100427_044

April    Greenville County    SC

Angled rough-textured stem with short recurved bristles, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Galium aparine

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgaparine_wadakoe04

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

3-5 lobed white corolla, single or in terminal and axillary clusters, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Galium aparine

JK Marlow    s030421_a

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Galium aparine

Tim Spira    tpsgaparine3

April        

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JK Marlow    jkm150607_277

June    McDowell County?    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves linear to narrowly oblanceolate, tips sharp-pointed, surface rough, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Galium aparine

JK Marlow    jkm150607_321

June    McDowell County?    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Galium aparine

JK Marlow    jkm070702_064

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

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JK Marlow    jkm131228_509

December    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail