Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Galium triflorum Michx. image
Photographer: Christopher Noll           

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Rubiaceae
Galium triflorum Michx.
fragrant bedstraw, sweet-scented bedstraw
Galium: from Greek word gala, "milk," and alluding to the fact that certain species were used to curdle milk
triflorum: Latin for three-flowered
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Status: Native
Plant: scrambling perennial, 3"-32" tall forb; stems nodes smooth
Flower: greenish to white, 4-parted, to 1/8" wide; simple to often-branched, 3-flowered clusters both terminal and from the leaf axils; blooms June-Aug.
Leaf:main leaves in whorls of mostly 6, usually elliptical, vanilla odor
Habitat: moist to dry; woods, forests
Notes: abundant

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Galium triflorum Michx. var. asprelliforme Fernald
Galium triflorum Michx. var. triflorum
Galium triflorum Michx. var. viridiflorum DC.

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