Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales
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Read more about Sweet-scented Bedstraw at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 173-10-007:
Galium triflorum FAMILY Rubiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sweet-scented Bedstraw, Fragrant Bedstraw
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JK Marlow jkm120617_022b
June Spartanburg County SC
Flowers in groups of 3 on long axillary and terminal peduncles, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998).
JK Marlow jkm111008_849
October Jackson County NC
Balsam Mountain Preserve
Leaves thin, 6 per node, elliptic, usually 2-3cm long and 7-10mm, mucronate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common in Mountains & Piedmont (uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)
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Whorls of 6
Sepals usually obsolete
4-5 lobed rotate corolla
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide (Newcomb, 1977) p154
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p109
- Wildflowers in the Field and Forest: Northeastern US (Clemants & Gracie, 2006) p352
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p317
- Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005) p261
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005) p304
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p164
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