*Galium sherardia E.H.L. Krause. Phen: Feb-Aug. Hab: Lawns, roadsides, other disturbed areas. Dist: Native of Europe.
Origin/Endemic status: Europe
Taxonomy Comments: Differing from Galium in its involucrate inflorescence and the more tubular, pink to purple flowers, and usually treated as a monotypic genus, Sherardia, but Soza & Olmstead (2010) show Sherardia to be deeply embedded within a paraphyletic Galium.
Synonymy: = K3, K4, NY, Va, Stace (2010); = Sherardia arvensis L. – Ar, C, F, Fl5, G, GrPl, Il, K1, Meso4.2, Mi, NcTx, NE, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, W, WH3, WV