Galium latifolium Michaux. Phen: May-Aug. Hab: Moist hardwood forests. Dist: C. PA and KY south to n. GA and n. AL, a Southern and Central Appalachian endemic.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: The closely related G. arkansanum A. Gray is the Ozarkian sibling of the Appalachian G. latifolium. Var. hispidum, named from VA, needs additional inquiry.
Synonymy: = C, K1, K3, K4, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W; > Galium latifolium Michx. var. hispidum Small – F, G; > Galium latifolium Michx. var. latifolium – F, G