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Common name

English: Wood Bedstraw

German: Wald-Labkraut


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Gentianales (113)

        Family: Rubiaceae (62)(family description)

          Genus: Galium (4)

            Epithet: sylvaticum L. (1)

Synonyms: Galium capillipes Rchb., Galium nitidum Willd. ex Schult., Galium polymorphum Knaf

capillipes => slender stalked

nitidum => shining, smooth and clear, lustrous

sylvaticum => wild not cultivated, growing in woods and forests


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Galium sylvaticum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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