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 trifidum L. subsp. trifidum image
Photographer: Andrew Hipp           

Robert Bierman
Family Rubiaceae
Galium trifidum L. subsp. trifidum
northern three-lobed bedstraw, small bedstraw
Galium: from Greek word gala, "milk," and alluding to the fact that certain species were used to curdle milk
trifidum: cleft into three parts (Galium trifidum)
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Status: Native
Plant: erect to sprawling, perennial forb, with many stems and branches scrambling over other vegetation; stems nodes not obviously bearded
Flower: whitish, tiny, 3-parted, lobes as wide or wider than long; stalks greater than 1/4"; many clusters of usually 1-3 flowers both terminal and from the leaf axils; blooms June-Aug.
Leaf:whorls mostly of 4, linear to elliptical with a blunt tip
Habitat: moist

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Galium trifidum L. var. trifidum

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