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Galium palustre

Galium palustre L.

 

Marsh Bedstraw

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
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
SpeciespalustreGrowing in marshes

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Galium palustre description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 18 Aug 2013.

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Galium palustre (Marsh Bedstraw)

7/14/2012 · Gordon and Kathy’s, Prospect, ME
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm) ID is uncertain

Galium palustre (Marsh Bedstraw)

8/16/2013 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 5 × 6" (12 × 15 cm) ID is uncertain

Galium palustre (Marsh Bedstraw)

8/16/2013 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 6 × 4" (14 × 10 cm) ID is uncertain

Galium palustre (Marsh Bedstraw)

7/14/2012 · Gordon and Kathy’s, Prospect, ME
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm) ID is uncertain

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