Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


591

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in swamps, marshes, & ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 5-6 (rarely 4)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
Sepals usually obsolete
3-4 lobed rotate corolla

FRUIT:
Summer
Black

 

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 tinctorium +   FAMILY Rubiaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galium tinctorium   FAMILY Rubiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 173-10-012:
Galium tinctorium   FAMILY Rubiaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Galium claytonii

 

COMMON NAME:
Marsh Bedstraw, Dye Bedstraw


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image of Galium tinctorium +

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_gacl3_001_lvd

        

image of Galium tinctorium +

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_gati_001_lvd

        

image of Galium tinctorium +

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_gati_004_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm140601_323

May    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Leaves usually 5-6 per node, rarely 4, linear to narrowly oblanceolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Galium tinctorium +

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgtinctorium_moultrie1

May    Berkeley County    SC

image of Galium tinctorium +

JK Marlow    jkm140604_037

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

image of Galium tinctorium +

JK Marlow    jkm140604_039

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

The only Bedstraw in the southern mtns with 3-lobed flowers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.