Galium tinctorium L.

Southern Three-Lobed Bedstraw


CC = 6
CW = -5
MOC = 44

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Family - Rubiaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Galium_tinctorium_inflorescence.jpg Inflorescence.

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Flowers - No info. yet.

Galium_tinctorium_flower.jpg A 4-lobed flower.

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Galium_tinctorium_fruits.jpg Fruits.

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Flowering - May - September.

Habitat - Swampy ground, wet woods, ditches.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found in the eastern half of Missouri and mostly in the Ozark region. The plant can be identified in the field by its small white flowers (which normally have 3 lobes) its glabrous fruits, and its whorls of 4-6 thin leaves. G. tinctorium grows in wet habitats, which is also helpful for identification.

Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 7-14-02.