Galium triflorum Michx.
Fragrant bedstraw, Sweet-scented bedstraw
Rubiaceae (Madder Family)
Synonym(s): Galium brachiatum, Galium pennsylvanicum, Galium triflorum var. asprelliforme, Galium triflorum var. viridiflorum
USDA Symbol: gatr3
Fragrant bedstraw is a trailling perennial that crawls along the ground or over other plants, sometimes reaching 4 ft. in length. Its leaves are broader that most Galiums and arranged in whorls of six. The tiny, star-like flowers are greenish-white and in groups of three at the ends of the stems.
Sweet-scented; trailing plant.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: AK , AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NB , NS , PE
Native Distribution: Nf. to AK, s. through e. Canada & n. states; sparingly s. to GA, TX, Mex. & CA
Native Habitat: Moist woods & thickets; fields
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Soil Description: Moist to mesic soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Galium triflorum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Galium triflorum in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff