Galium laevigatum

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Galium laevigatum
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Galium
Species: G. laevigatum
Binomial name
Galium laevigatum
L.
Synonyms[1]
  • Galium laevigatum var. genuinum Gren. & Godr.
  • Galium sylvaticum subsp. laevigatum (L.) Arcang.
  • Galium atrovirens Lapeyr.
  • Galium caespitosa K.Walsh
  • Galium sylvaticum var. atrovirens (Lapeyr.) Gren. & Godr.
  • Galium sylvaticum var. pyrenaicum Gren. & Godr.

Galium laevigatum is a species of plants in the Rubiaceae. It is native to the mountains of southern and Central Europe: the Alps, the Pyrenees and the Apennines. It has been recorded from Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia.[1][2]

Galium laevigatum is a fairly large plant for the genus, erect and up to 110 cm tall, often reproducing by means of stolons running along the surface of the ground. Leaves are in whorls of 6-8, each lanceolate and up to 8 cm long. Flowers are white, borne in a large terminal panicle.[3]

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