Galium obtusum Bigel.

Galium obtusum plant

Family - Rubiaceae

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Galium obtusum leaves

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Galium obtusum flowers

Flowering - May - July.

Habitat - Swamps and swampy ground, wet areas of prairies, wet woods and thickets, roadsides ditches.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This little species can be found throughout Missouri. The plant can be identified by its moist to wet habitat, small white flowers, glabrous stems, and leaves - which are usually 4 at a node. When left untouched, the plant can grow into large mats.

Photographs taken at Taberville Prairie, MO., 6-7-03.