Galium sylvaticum L.
Common Name: WOODRUFF
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

A species of wooded settings, introduced from Europe. Collected in 1921 at Bay View by R. Ford (BLH, ALBC).

The inflorescence is more diffuse than in G. album; the leaves a little longer, distinctly thinner and pale beneath; and the corolla lobes are merely acute rather than apiculate.

From the more commonly escaped woodland species, Galium odoratum, this differs vegetatively in being a clumping species, with taller, spreading, round stems (ridged above). Galium odoratum forms extensive colonies from creeping rizomes and has sharply four-angled stems.



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MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. November 26, 2022.