Galium circaezans var. hypomalacum Fernald
Family: Rubiaceae
forest bedstraw,  more...
Galium circaezans var. hypomalacum image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: Galium: from Greek word gala, "milk," and alluding to the fact that certain species were used to curdle milk
Plants: erect to drooping, perennial, 8"-24" tall forb, usually unbranched above; stems more or less fuzzy
Leaves: whorls of 4, oval to oblong, widest near the middle, more or less densely hairy
Flowers: greenish to purplish, 4-parted, 1/4" wide, hairy, mostly unstalked; inflorescence terminal or from the upper leaf axils, sometimes with 1 or 2 branches; blooms June-July
Fruits: bristly
Habitat: dry; woods, thickets
Conservation Status: Native
Galium circaezans var. hypomalacum image
Christopher Noll  
Galium circaezans var. hypomalacum image
Merel R. Black  
Galium circaezans var. hypomalacum image
Christopher Noll  
Galium circaezans var. hypomalacum image
Andrew Hipp  
Galium circaezans var. hypomalacum image
Merel R. Black  
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