Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  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.
Fruit:smooth
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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