- Galium verum is a perennial herbaceous vine that can grow to a height of 23.6-47.2 in. (60-120 cm) tall.
- Leaves are whorled, very narrow, up to 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) long, covered in short hairs, pointed, and found in groups of 8 to 12 leaves.
- Flowers are yellow in color, clustered, 0.3 in. (0.32 cm) across, pointed, longer than they are wide, with 3 to 5 petals and 4 yellow stamens.
- Fruit are 0.2 in. (5 mm) wide, often hairy and bristly clinging to clothes and animal hair. Each fruit contains a single brown seed.
- Ecological Threat
- Galium verum can be found in sunny areas along roadsides, in fields, and in pastures. It is native to Europe and Asia.
Joseph M. DiTomaso
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Invasive Listing Sources
Other System LinksPlants: GAVE
NPDN Pest: PEMADBE
NPDN Host: 36697
|Common Name Reference:|| Weed Science Society of America Common Names List|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|