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 mollugo L. image
Photographer: Gary Fewless           

Botancial Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner
Family Rubiaceae
Galium mollugo L.
false baby's-breath, white bedstraw, wild madder
Galium: from Greek word gala, "milk," and alluding to the fact that certain species were used to curdle milk
mollugo: an old name for the genus Galium and transferred to this genus in the family Aizoaceae possibly because of the similarly whorled leaves, and now placed by Jepson in its own family, the Molluginaceae or carpet-weed family
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
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Status: Introduced - locally established
Plant: more or less erect perennial, 12"-48" tall forb, many weak branches rising from a curving base
Flower: white, 4-parted, 1/8" wide, stalks usually longer than the flower is wide; inflorescence a many-flowered, terminal, showy, often widely-branched cluster
Leaf:whorls of 6 or 8, widest above the middle, oblong
Notes: short, leafy offshoots produced in summer to fall

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Galium list Google- Images or Text
Galium erectum Huds.
Galium mollugo L. subsp. erectum (Huds.) Briq.
Galium mollugo L. var. erectum (Huds.) Domin

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