Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


588

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in mesic to dry forests , per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 4
Margins entire

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Black

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Galium circaezans   FAMILY Rubiaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galium circaezans var. circaezans   FAMILY Rubiaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Galium circaezans var. hypomalacum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 173-10-004:
Galium circaezans   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Galium circaezans

 

COMMON NAME:
Forest Bedstraw, Licorice Bedstraw


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image of Galium circaezans, Forest Bedstraw, Licorice Bedstraw

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_gabe3_001_lvd

        

image of Galium circaezans, Forest Bedstraw, Licorice Bedstraw

JK Marlow    jkm060506_129

May    Anderson County    SC

Clemson Forest

Leaves oval or elliptic, broadest at the middle & blunt at the apex, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Galium circaezans, Forest Bedstraw, Licorice Bedstraw

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgcircaezans_ocst1

May        

Leaves up to 1.25" long and half as wide, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Galium circaezans, Forest Bedstraw, Licorice Bedstraw

Gill Newberry    gn06_g_circaezans_fruits

June        

Leaves ovate to elliptic, acute, sparsely hispidulous [w stiff minute hairs], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Galium circaezans, Forest Bedstraw, Licorice Bedstraw

Gill Newberry    gn06_galium_circaezans

June        

image of Galium circaezans, Forest Bedstraw, Licorice Bedstraw

JK Marlow    jkm120617_952

June    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Galium circaezans, Forest Bedstraw, Licorice Bedstraw

JK Marlow    jkm120617_955

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Fruit bristly, dry not fleshy, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Galium circaezans, Forest Bedstraw, Licorice Bedstraw

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgcircaezans_maybeocst

Month Unknown        

Greenish flowers sessile, widely spaced on forked branches in upper axils, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.