Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Galium triflorum Michaux. Sweet-scented Bedstraw. Phen: May-Sep. Hab: Mesic to dry upland forests, floodplain forests, seepage swamps, old fields, disturbed areas, usually on base-rich soils. Dist: Circumboreal, south in North America to FL and Mexico (Veracruz).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Fl5, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo3, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, WH3; > Galium triflorum var. asprelliforme – C, F, G, WV; > Galium triflorum var. triflorum – C, F, G, WV

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