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Photographer: Cywinski, Rachel
City: San Antonio County: Bexar State: TX Location Notes: St. Philip's College, 1801 Martin Luther King Drive, San Antonio, Texas; in landscape northwest of Davis Science Building Filename: RC1_IMG0007.JPG Slide Index: Galium aparine SPC 2010February28 Restrictions: Unrestricted Collection: Wildflower Center Digital Library
Original Format: Digital Orientation: Landscape Shot: This shot was taken to share the idea of how the galium looks like a blanket of light green in areas during the early spring. At many angles, the plant is so thick that its individual characteristics become indistinguishable when there is such a density of the plant. However, a closer look reveals its unique look. This plant blankets mulched areas in early spring, particularly when the ground has been moist. Although a traditional concern to ranchers in south Texas (and thus the nickname "chokeweed"), Galium aparine is an intriguing short-lived natural groundcover with tiny white flowers and a unique texture. Date Taken: 2010/02/28 NPIN Image Id: 28459