Galium sylvaticum

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Galium sylvaticum
Galium sylvaticum (Wald-Labkraut) IMG 3333.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Galium
Species: G. sylvaticum
Binomial name
Galium sylvaticum
L.

Galium sylvaticum, commonly known as Scotch mist or wood bedstraw, is a plant species of the genus Rubiaceae. It is native to central Europe: France, Italy, Germany, Poland, the former Yugoslavia and smaller countries in between.[1][2] It is also naturalized in scattered locations in North America (Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Ontario, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Washington and Oregon).[3]

It is a perennial, highly branched herb with thin stems. Its leaves are in whorls of six, each narrowly linear. Flowers are in open terminal panicles, each white and four-petaled.[2]

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