Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  Galium circaezans Michx. var. hypomalacum Fernald image
Photographer: Andrew Hipp           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Rubiaceae
Galium circaezans Michx. var. hypomalacum Fernald
forest bedstraw, licorice bedstraw, wild licorice
Galium: from Greek word gala, "milk," and alluding to the fact that certain species were used to curdle milk
circaezans: resembling Circaea, Enchanter's nightshade
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Status: Native
Plant: erect to drooping, perennial, 8"-24" tall forb, usually unbranched above; stems more or less fuzzy
Flower: 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
Leaf:whorls of 4, oval to oblong, widest near the middle, more or less densely hairy
Habitat: dry; woods, thickets

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