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Plant family: rubiaceae


I use the GRIN online query system to determine plant families. The list below shows the plants in my database listed as members of the rubiaceae family. Click on the botanical name of any plant to go to the plant portrait. For a list of all the plant families represented in our garden, see my families page.

Botanical name Common name Category FlowersSize
Asperula gussonei woodruffperennial (Z5-8) light pink (late spring)3"
Asperula orientalis blue woodruffannual light blue (late spring)12"
Cephalanthus occidentalis buttonbushshrub (Z5-10) creamy white6-8'
Conostomium natalense wild pentasshrub light blue (spring)20"
Diodia virginiana large buttonweedannual white
Galium aparine cleavers; catchweed bedstrawannual
Galium circaezans liquorice bedstrawperennial white
Galium odoratum sweet woodruffperennial white (spring)6"
Gardenia jasminoides gardeniashrub (Z8-10) white (summer-fall)5'
Hamelia patens firebush; scarlet bushshrub (Z8-11) red-orange (spring-fall)to 15'
Ixora coccinea flame of the woodsshrub (Z9-11) red (spring-fall)4-6'
Leptodermis oblonga shrub (Z5-8) violet (late spring onward)12-18"
Pentas 'Graffiti Red Velvet' annual/tender perennial (Z8-11 red with white12-14"
Phuopsis stylosa creeping crosswortperennial (Z5-10) pink (summer)6-8"
Portlandia grandiflora shrub
Pseudomussaenda flava white wing; yellow musaendashrub (Z9-11) yellow (late spring-fall)36"
Rondeletia leucophylla Panama rose; bush pentatender shrub (Z9-11) red-pinkto 15'

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Last modified: December 11, 2014
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