- Latin synonym: Galium cruciata
- Family: Bedstraw Family – Rubiaceae
- Growing form: Perennial herb with several runners.
- Height: 20–40 cm. Stem branching at base, upper part branchless, 4-edged, hairy, hairs long.
- Flowering time: May–June.
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Cruciata glabra resembles crosswort, but is glabrous. The species names in Finnish, when translated are ‘hairy crosswort’ and ‘bold crosswort’.