Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Galium labradoricum (Wiegand) Wiegand image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Merel R. Black
Family Rubiaceae
Galium labradoricum (Wiegand) Wiegand
Labrador marsh bedstraw, northern bog bedstraw
Galium: from Greek word gala, "milk," and alluding to the fact that certain species were used to curdle milk
labradoricum: from Labrador
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Status: Native
Plant: erect to sprawling, perennial, 4"-16" tall forb, simple or with upper branches; stems thin, smooth except with dense short hairs at the nodes; creeping rhizomes
Flower: white, 4-parted, 1/8" wide, lobes longer than wide; inflorescence a few, mostly terminal, 1/8"-1/3" tall clusters of 3 flowers; blooms June-July
Leaf:whorls of 4, mostly blunt-tipped, backward curving with age, usually less than 1/10" wide
Habitat: wet; cold bogs, swamps, thickets

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