Galium heldreichii

No english name                                                                                    Άγνωστο όνομα

Rubiaceae - bedstraw family                                                                                Dicot.


Galium hedreichii is an important plant in Skopelos, as the first specimen ever identified was found on Skopelos by the important Greek plant collector Christos Leonis and described by the famous botanist Halacsy , who named it after another famous botanist Heldreich. It appears in early summer, mainly along the edge of tracks and roads as attractive frothy white flowers on elegantly curved stems. The tiny flowers vary from pure white, creamy white or pale dusky purple, as first described by Halacsy.

2 mm, 40-60cm                                               JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

galium - from Greek for milk - gala (γάλα)

heldreichii after the famous botanist Heldreich

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