Plant Identification Database:
Rubiaceae (Bedstraw)
Order: Rubiales; Class: Dicotyledonae

The plant data on this site are a record of Bob Ronnow's field observations
which vary in accuracy and change with experience. For accurate and complete
information please use the links provided for each plant species and family.

Plant Families
Glossary of Botanical Terms

CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
LV: opposite/whorled, simple, entire; FL: regular, 4-5 petals, 4-5 sepals, u. perfect, 4-5 stamens, ovary inferior; FR: ST: o. 4-angled; EC:
Whorled; Opposite simple entire regular, P: 4-5; S: 4-5 <1" u. perfect, S: 4-5; O: inferior <1' o. 4-angled LV: opposite/whorled, simple, entire; FL: regular, 4-5 petals, 4-5 sepals, u. perfect, 4-5 stamens, ovary inferior; FR: fruit; ST: o. 4-angled; EC:
Smooth bouvardia Bouvardia glaberrima Bouvardia Opposite Deltoid Entire <1" Irregular Red Glaucous, Green Desert upland AZ Smooth bouvardia Bouvardia glaberrima Firecrackerbush
Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis Cephalanthus Opposite; Whorled; Petiole-short Whole, Oblong Entire >1" Head-globose Shrub, >1' Wetland ME - Lower Kimball Lake outlet stream Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis
Cleavers Galium aparine Galium Cleavers Galium aparine Goosegrass
Rough bedstraw Galium asprellum Galium Whorled, Sessile Whole, Oblong Entire A: Acute; B: Acute Single vein 4 parts White Panicle, Axillary <1", Summer Herb, Procumbent Prickle Rough bedstraw Galium asprellum
Northern bedstraw Galium boreale Galium Whorled, Sessile Whole, Oblong Entire A: Acute; B: Acute Glabrous, Single vein 4 parts White Panicle, Axillary <1", Spring; Summer Herb Smooth, Green Northern bedstraw Galium boreale
Wild licorice Galium circaezans Galium Forest Wild licorice Galium circaezans
Wild licorice Galium lanceolatum Galium Forest Wild licorice Galium lanceolatum
Wild madder Galium mollugo Galium Whorled, Sessile Whole, Oblong Entire A: Acute; B: Acute Glabrous, Single vein 4 parts White Panicle <1", Spring; Summer Herb, >1' Green Grassland/Fields Wild madder Galium mollugo White bedstraw
Large marsh bedstraw Galium obtusum Galium Wetland Large marsh bedstraw Galium obtusum
Marsh bedstraw Galium palustre Galium Marsh bedstraw Galium palustre
Small bedstraw Galium trifidum Galium Wetland Small bedstraw Galium trifidum
Fragrant bedstraw Galium triflorum Galium Whorled, Sessile Whole, Oblong Entire A: Acute; B: Acute >1", Glabrous, Single vein 4 parts White Panicle, Axillary <1", Spring; Summer Green <1", Summer Herb, >1', Procumbent Round; Smooth, Green Forest Fragrant bedstraw Galium triflorum Sweet-scented bedstraw
Our-lady's bedstraw Galium verum Galium Our-lady's bedstraw Galium verum
Bluets Houstonia caerulea; Hedyotis caerulea Houstonia Bluets Houstonia caerulea; Hedyotis caerulea
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION