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Lance-leaved Wild Licorice
Galium lanceolatum

• Family: Madder (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

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

Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.