Ian_M's picture

In grassy strip

Observed: 16th September 2013 By: Ian_MIan_M’s reputation in PlantsIan_M’s reputation in PlantsIan_M’s reputation in Plants

Colonising a grassy strip between a wood and a field

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Crosswort (Galium cruciata) interacts


landgirl's picture

Never heard this called...

...Galium cruciata, must be a very old name? I would call it Cruciata laevipes.

Ian_M's picture

Latin names

Interesting comment. I didn't know the Latin names could vary. I have checked several of my books and you are right, modern ones call it Cruciata laevipes. The one in which I found it called Galium cruciata was published by the Royal Society for Nature Conservation in 1984

landgirl's picture


Unfortunately plant names are under continuous review and change as evidence (mainly molecular/genetic) is found for new groupings. It's a source of constant confusion for botanists!

cicuta58's picture

Latin names

These do vary causing anguish to many folks. The taxonomy may change or a name that takes historical prescendent may be found.