Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Galium lanceolatum Torr. image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

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Family Rubiaceae
Galium lanceolatum Torr.
lance-leaved wild licorice, wild licorice
Galium: from Greek word gala, "milk," and alluding to the fact that certain species were used to curdle milk
lanceolatum: lance-shaped
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Status: Native
Plant: erect to drooping, perennial, 12"-28" tall forb, branched from the base; stems mostly smooth
Flower: white, turning purple with age, 4-parted, smooth, pointed lobes; inflorescence a widely spreading cluster with 1-3 branches; blooms June-July
Leaf:whorls of 4, thin, lower elliptical, the upper lance-like with a long pointed tip and widest below the middle
Habitat: dry; woods, thickets

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Galium list Google- Images or Text
Galium circaezans Michx. var. lanceolatum (Torr.) Torr. & A.Gray
Galium rotundifolium L. var. lanceolatum (Torr.) Kuntze
Galium torreyi Bigelow

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