Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Piedmont), endemic to Central & Southern Appalachians

Look for it in moist hardwood forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 4

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown, dry & smooth

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galium latifolium   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 173-10-008:
Galium latifolium   FAMILY Rubiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Purple Bedstraw, Wideleaf Bedstraw