Galium circaezans Michx.

Galium circaezans plant

Family - Rubiaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Flowers - No info. yet.

Galium circaezans flowerFlower.

Galium circaezans fruitFruit.

Flowering - May - July.

Habitat - Rich or rocky wooded slopes, bluffs, thickets.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found throughout Missouri. The plant is fairly easy to identify because of its four ovate-lanceolate leaves, small white flowers, and bristled fruits. The plant is very common in the habitats mentioned above. Another species, G. pilosum Ait., is similar but has elliptic leaves and reddish-purple flowers.

Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 6-1-02.