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Galium triflorum

Galium triflorum Michx.

Galium brachiatum Pursh

Galium pennsylvanicum W. Bartram

Galium triflorum Michx. var. asprelliforme Fernald

Galium triflorum Michx. var. viridiflorum DC.

Fragrant Bedstraw, Sweet-scented Bedstraw

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderGentianalesGentians, coffee, gardenias, frangipani, many others
FamilyRubiaceaeCoffee, madder, and bedstraw family
GenusGaliumFrom Greek gala, “milk,” because some Galium species were used to curdle milk
Speciestriflorum“Three-flowered”

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Galium triflorum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 9 Jun 2010.

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Galium triflorum (Fragrant Bedstraw, Sweet-scented Bedstraw)

9/11/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 6 × 9" (14 × 22 cm) ID is uncertain

Galium triflorum (Fragrant Bedstraw, Sweet-scented Bedstraw)

8/6/2009 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, MA
≈ 3½ × 4½" (8.9 × 11 cm) ID is uncertain

Galium triflorum (Fragrant Bedstraw, Sweet-scented Bedstraw)

9/11/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 6 × 9" (15 × 23 cm) ID is uncertain

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