Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann
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
|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|