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Galium obtusum Bigelow var. obtusum . Bluntleaf Bedstraw. Phen: Apr-Jul. Hab: Marshes, swamps. Dist: NS west to SD, south to FL and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: "Ssp. australe Puff", cited in Kartesz (1999) and allegedly endemic to GA, was never published and is no longer considered a useful entity by its potential author (Puff, pers. comm. 2004).

Synonymy: = C, F, RAB, Tat, W; = Galium obtusum Bigelow ssp. obtusum – K3, K4, NE; = Galium tinctorium L. – S, misapplied; < Galium obtusum Bigelow – Ar, GW2, Il, Mi, NcTx, Pa, Tn, Tx, Va, WV; > Galium obtusum Bigelow ssp. australe – K1, Puff (1976), not validly published; > Galium obtusum Bigelow ssp. obtusum – K1, NY, Puff (1976), Puff (1977); > Galium obtusum Bigelow var. obtusum – G, GrPl; > Galium obtusum Bigelow var. ramosum Gleason – G, GrPl

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily: 5

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