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Galium triflorum Michx.
Fragrant bedstraw, Sweet-scented bedstraw
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
, WY Canada: NB
, 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
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff