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Bruce A. Sorrie bas_galium_boreale2
June Stearns County MN
An erect smooth plant with linear-lanceolate leaves and bright white flowers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998).
Native north of the Carolinas
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Whorls of 4
Sepals usually obsolete
4-5 lobed rotate corolla
Inflorescence a panicle
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide (Newcomb, 1977) p152
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p164
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