Photographer: from USDA Plants website
Galium palustre L.
common marsh bedstraw, marsh bedstraw
Galium: from Greek word gala, "milk," and alluding to the fact that certain species were used to curdle milk
palustre: "of marshes"
|Status: ||Introduced - locally established (Listed as Special Concern by WI DNR)|
|Plant: ||erect to sprawling, perennial, 8"-24" tall forb; stems thin, nodes not bearded|
|Flower: ||white, 4-parted, 1/8" wide, lobes sharply pointed; inflorescence an often-branched cluster with 5 or more flowers; blooms June-Aug.|
|Leaf:||whorls of 2-6, mostly linear, blunt tipped|