|Galium trifidum ssp.
colombianum, a perennial herb of 20-30cm in height, occurs in
wetlands, stems having four ridges on which there are some downward
hairs, and occasionally their bases creep on the ground. Leaves are
generally in whorls of 4, sometimes 5-6, each 0.7-1.4cm in length,
3-5mm in width, in the shape of a narrow long-oblong or oblanceolate,
tips round, and with some stinging hairs on margins and backsides.
Flowers generally cut themselves in three, and stamens are typically
three in number. Bloom time: June-August.