Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Lanceleaf Wild Licorice at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 173-10-003:
Galium lanceolatum FAMILY Rubiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Lanceleaf Wild Licorice, Lanceleaf Bedstraw, Wild-licorice
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Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Mesic to dry hardwood forests, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas
Uncommon in NC, rare in SC
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Whorls of 4
Yellowish, becoming maroon
Sepals usually obsolete
4-5 lobed rotate corolla
Black, dry & bristly
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) p355
- Wildflowers in the Field and Forest: Northeastern US (Clemants & Gracie, 2006) p126
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p164
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