Galium lanceolatum Torr.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Galium lanceolatum (Torr. & A.Gray) Torr.

  • Description

    Species Description - Erect or ascending slender perennial 3–7 dm, branched from the base; stem glabrous or nearly so; lvs in 4’s, thin, the lower elliptic, the upper lanceolate, 3–8 × 1–2.5 cm, long-tapering to an acute or acuminate tip, 3–5-nerved, minutely ciliate, finely hairy on the midvein (and sometimes other veins) beneath; infl widely divaricate, 1–3-forked; cor glabrous, turning purple in age, its lobes acuminate; fr deflexed, uncinate-hispid, 3 mm. Dry woods and thickets; Que. to Minn., s. to N.C. and Tenn. June, July.

  • Common Names

    wild licorice