Galium concinnum T. & G.

Galium concinnum plant

Family - Rubiaceae

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Galium concinnum stem

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Galium concinnum flowersFlowers close-up.

Flowering - April - July.

Habitat - Rich, dry, or moist woods, moist ledges of bluffs, wet prairies, thickets, railroads.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found throughout Missouri except in the extreme southeastern corner of the state. The plant is very easy to identify because of its delicate appearance and whorls of 6 thin leaves per node. This is a common species, especially in the Ozarks, where it can be found growing along the sides of most upland ridges.
Traditionally, a tea made from the plant was used to treat dropsy and ailments of the kidneys.

Photographs taken at Rocky Falls, Shannon County, MO., 6-13-03.