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SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 173-10-014:
Galium asprellum FAMILY Rubiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
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Patrick D. McMillan pdmgasprellum_lvl
June Avery County NC
Leaves in whorls of 6. Principal leaves narrowly elliptic, up to 0.75" long, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998).
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Native to North Carolina
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Whorls of 5-6
Sepals usually obsolete
4-lobed rotate corolla
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide (Newcomb, 1977) p152
- Wildflowers in the Field and Forest: Northeastern US (Clemants & Gracie, 2006) p352
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p163
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