Galium palustre marsh-bedstraw Rubiaceae GAPA; Bx, pb (DeCandido 2001); R, gr;

   

Galium palustre.commons.wikipedia.org

Galium palustre.commons.wikimedia.org. (Accessed 4/2014).

Galium palustre is a perennial herb, stems slender 20-60 cm long, 4-sided, minutely barbed on angles, sparsely branched. 

Leaves in whorls of 2-6, about 0.5-1.5 cm long, linear, blunt-tipped, margin rough. 

Flowers white, 4 parted, 0.4 cm wide; numerous, in many-branched clusters; blooms July- Aug. 

Fruit dry, 2-parted capsule, 0.2 cm wide. 

Wetland status: OBL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Open wet soil, marshes.