Galium aparine Linnaeus. Phen: Apr-Jul. Hab: Meadows, thickets, disturbed areas, forests. Dist: Nearly cosmopolitan, from n. North America south through Central and South America.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: Apparently represented in North America (including our area) by both native and introduced genotypes. Galium spurium may warrant recognition as a separate taxon from Galium aparine (see Moore 1975), but the records have not been studied in our region.
Other Comments: Schübler
Synonymy: = Stace (2010), Stace (2010); = Galium aparine L. ssp. spurium (L.) Simonk.; = Galium aparine L. var. aparine – Il; < Galium aparine L. – Ar, F, Fl5, G, GW2, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, WH3, WV, Dempster (1981); > Galium aparine L. – Bremer et al. (2010); > Galium aparine L. ssp. infestum (Waldst. & Kit.) Schübl. & Martens – GBI4; > Galium aparine L. var. aparine – C, GrPl; > Galium aparine L. var. echinospermum (Wallr.) Farw. – GrPl; > Galium spurium L. ssp. spurium – GBI4