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Slender Bedstraw - introduced (*Galium divaricatum)

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Family: Rubiaceae (Coprosma, bedstraw family)

Native of Europe and Asia.

Occurrence: Scattered weed.


It is an annual.

Similar species: The slender habit with leaves in rings of 6-8, and the kidney-shaped fruit distinguish this plant from other members of the coprosma family.

Name: divaricatus: spreading by branching.

Photo 1,2: Small Bedstraw. Castlemaine. 2