Key to Tasmanian Dicots
1. *Galium aparine (Cleavers)
2. Coprosma quadrifida
3. Coprosma hirtella male flowers
4. Coprosma hirtella female flowers
5. Coprosma hirtella fruit
6. Asperula conferta

* introduced species

The Rubiaceae is one of the largest of plant families, but is not so prominent in Tasmania. The leaves are either opposite or in whorls, and are simple and entire. The flowers in Tasmanian species are small. The native Tasmanian species are four wet forest and alpine shrubs in the genus Coprosma and 15 species of small herbs occurring in a range of habitats including alpine areas and the understory of wet and dry forests. Weed species include cleavers (Galium aparine) and field madder (Sherardia arvensis). Opercularia is a herb with flowers in dense heads.
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