(Northern Bedstraw)

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Galium boreale, Deep Creek Overlook, White River Plateau, Garfield Co. 4968

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Galium boreale, Deep Creek Overlook, White River Plateau, Garfield Co. 4978

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Galium boreale, Lake Dillon, Summit Co. 5465

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Galium boreale, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 6642

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Galium boreale, Blue Lakes Trail, Ouray Co. 8819

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Galium boreale, Deep Creek Overlook, White River Plateau, Garfield Co. 4977

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Leaves, Galium boreale, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 5908

Scientific Name Galium boreale USDA PLANTS Symbol GABO2
Common Name Northern Bedstraw ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 565204
Family Rubiaceae (Madder) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (5000 to 11800 ft.); moist shaded locations in woodlands, meadows and streamsides.
Plant: Erect perennial, 8 to 24 inches tall; square stem.
Leaves: Four narrow, linear to lanceolate stem leaves in a whorl, 3/4 to 1-3/4 inches long; larger leaves conspiciuously 3-nerved.
Inflorescence: Small, white four-petaled flowers, less than 1/4-inch across, in a terminal cluster.
Bloom Period: May to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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