This plant almost
makes you get in the water to take its
Bedstraw Family (Rubiaceae)
Globular flowers about an inch in
diameter are on the end of this mostly aquatic
plant. 3 - 8' in size, it has ovate, untoothed
leaves that generally form a point.
June - August
Water is the key here. Grows along
ponds, streams, lakes and rivers, and in swamps.
Prefers low, sunny areas. Will even grow well in
sunny meadows that have plenty of water lurking
under the surface.