Botanical name: Galium spurium subsp. ibicinum Family: Rubiaceae (Coffee family)
Synonyms: Galium ibicinum, Galium linczevskyi
West-Asian Galium is a dichotomously branched small annual herb with 4-angled stems with retrorsely scabrid angles. Leaves are arranged in whorls of 4-6, 1-1.5 cm long, 2-4 mm broad, oblanceolate, retrorsely scabrid along margin, tip mucronate-cuspidate. Flower cymes are 1-flowered on 1.5-2.5 cm long stalk. Flowers are white, 1.5 mm across. Fruit is didymous, 2-3 mm across, covered with long slightly hooked hairs without broad base. West-Asian Galium is found in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and probably parts of India.
Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
The flower labeled West-Asian Galium is ...