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Galium tinctorium Linnaeus var. floridanum Wiegand. Florida Three-lobed Bedstraw, Stiff Marsh Bedstraw. Phen: Apr-Jun. Hab: Swamps, marshes, and ditches. Dist: MA south to FL, west to e. TX, mostly on the Coastal Plain, but extending inland to w. VA, w. NC, se. KY, s. IL, and se. MO.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: See Puff (1976) for additional information.

Synonymy: = F, NE; = Galium obtusum Bigelow var. floridanum (Wiegand) Fernald – G; = Galium tinctorium L. ssp. floridanum – Puff (1977); < Galium claytonii Michx. – S; < Galium tinctorium L. – Ar, C, Fl5, Il, K1, K3, K4, Pa, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3; < Galium trifidum L. var. tinctorium (L.) Torr. & A.Gray – Tat

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 6

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