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herb plant ID please!

 
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This is a herb plant I grew from seed but I can't find the tag anymore. It is very pretty and I guess I imported the seed from the US.
Can anyone help me with the ID? Is it something gallium? It is perennial so it's not galium aparine. It is not gallium verum (I have that plant in the garden and it looks quite different)
It spreads but is not weedy and it is winter now (occasional frost) but it's still green.
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I agree with your self assessment as to genus. It's a Galium. I don't know which one.
 
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Thanks, however, I could not find any gallium which fits the description. So i am not even sure weather or not it is a gallium, are there gallium look alikes?
 
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I've encountered at least one look alike it's name was Sherardia arvensis. This i very much doubt is that but it's the only look alike i know off hand. So look alikes do exist. Flowers and fruits might help confirm the genus.
 
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The closest guess I would hazard is sweet woodruff.
 
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Thanks! But it is none of them. Sherardia arvensis is an annual but mine is perennial and the leaves are rounder too. It is not sweet woodruff because I have the plant -in my garden and it looks quite different. I am still wondering which it could be.
 
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