Galium triflorum Michx.

Galium triflorum plant

Family - Rubiaceae

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Galium triflorum flowerFlower.

Galium triflorum fruitsFruits.

Flowering - May - September.

Habitat - Rich soils, moist woods, low open ground, along streams and spring branches, moist ledges, wet meadows, base of bluffs.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found throughout Missouri. The plant can be identified by its whorl of 6 oblong-elliptic leaves per node, its small white flowers, and its sweet scent when crushed. G. triflorum can form large mats when left undisturbed.
The plant can be boiled and made into an aromatic tea. It can also be used to flavor wine.

Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 6-10-02.