|Galium kinuta is a
perennial herb inhabiting forest edges in mountainous regions. Stems
are square with generally no hairs, erect to 30-60cm in height, and
rarely branch. Leaves with no petioles are in whorls of four, in the
shape of an oval-lanceolate or lanceolate, 2-8cm in length, 8-25mm
in width, with tips slender and pointed, and also with three
prominent veins on surfaces. The texture feels somewhat hard. Stem
tips bear cymes and sparsely set many white flowers in them.
Corollas measure approximately 2.5cm in diameter, tips being cleft
in four. Stamens are four in number. Bloom time: July-September.