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Galium spurium is a scrambling annual herb that reaches up to 20-80 cm long with weak, and prickly stems. Leaves are 1-2 x 0.1-0.3 cm, linear-oblanceolate, with apiculate apex, prickly margins, tuberculate-pubescent on the upper surface and are arranged in whorls of 6-8 leaves. Flowers are with greenish-white corolla, composed of triangular lobes and are arranged in 1-5-flowered cymes. Mericarps are subglobose to broadly kidney-shaped, and glabrous or often densely covered with uncinate trichomes.


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