Galium australe

Common name: 

Tangled Bedstraw

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEJKNPSTWZ) also SA, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Widespread but mostly in near-coastal habitats1
Riparian scrub and forest2

Flower description:

White1

Habit:

Scrambling perennial herb with slender stems 20-60 cm long1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Stems are 4-angled and leaves have recurved margins, are sessile and in whorls of 41

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Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.