Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Read more about Yellow Bedstraw at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 173-10-009:
Galium verum FAMILY Rubiaceae
Yellow Bedstraw, Our Lady's Bedstraw
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Habitat: Meadows, pastures, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora
Rare in NC
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Whorls of 8-12
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 in the Field and Forest: Northeastern US (Clemants & Gracie, 2006) p210
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p163
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