Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  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
Fruit:bristly
Leaf:whorls of 4, oval to oblong, widest near the middle, more or less densely hairy
Habitat: dry; woods, thickets
(Glossary)

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