62f. Galium verum var. trachycarpum Candolle, Prodr. 4: 603. 1830.
毛果蓬子菜 mao guo peng zi cai
Galium verum var. lasiocarpum Ledebour.
Leaf blade glabrous and smooth adaxially. Ovary and mericarps pilose. Fl. and fr. Jun-Sep.
Forests, thickets, or grasslands on mountain slopes, streamsides, open fields, river beaches; 100-3900 m. Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Qinghai, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Xizang, Zhejiang [Japan, Korea, Russia; Europe].
This variety (including its synonym) was included by Ehrendorfer et al. (Fl. Iranica 176: 200. 2005) in Galium verum f. subpubescens Sergievskaya, to which it corresponds. Yamazaki (loc. cit.: 240) recognized G. verum f. album Nakai for white-flowered plants of this variety.