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Connecticut Plants
Lance-leaved Wild Licorice
Galium lanceolatum Torr.
  • Family: bedstraw (Rubiaceae)
  • Habitat: dry woods
  • Height: 8-24 inches
  • Flower size: 1/8 inch across
  • Flower color: greenish, turning dark purple with age
  • Flowering time: June to July
  • Origin: native
Galium lanceolatum Torr.
Galium lanceolatum Torr.
Galium lanceolatum Torr.

Foliage of lance-leaved wild licorice. The pale balls are the fruits, which are covered with bristly hairs.

Galium lanceolatum Torr.

This is a closely related plant, wild licorice (Galium circaezans). It looks very similar to lance-leaved wild licorice, but its leaves and petals have less sharply pointed tips.