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Unknown Plant 3

Observed: 5th June 2013 By: JaesunJJaesunJ’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Any idea of species? I am looking at the yellow, deadnettle-family type thing with the curved stem across the middle, with another specimen on the left. Many thanks People!

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Species with which Crosswort (Cruciata laevipes) interacts

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It's not really a "dead-nettle" type thing

This has leaves in whorls (labiates have them in paris) and actinomorphic (radially symmetric) tetramerous (4 petalled) flowers (labiate flowers are bilaterally symmetric, and 5 petals, though this is obscured by the extensive fusion of the petals.

Crosswort is related to cleavers and woodruff and the other bedstraws, but it is one of the more distinctive species of this family (Rubiaceae).