Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Galium palustre L. image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           
Family Rubiaceae
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"
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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
Habitat: wet

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