Galium boreale

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Scientific Name Galium boreale USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Northern Bedstraw ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Rubiaceae (Madder) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane, subalpine. Moist shaded locations in woodlands, meadows.
Plant: Erect perennial, 8 to 24 inches tall.
Leaves: Four narrow, linear to lanceolate stem leaves in a whorl, 1/2 to 1-1/2-inches long.
Inflorescence: Small, white four-petaled flowers, less than 1/4-inch across, in a terminal cluster.
References: Descr. adapted from "A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier and SEINet.
Colorado Status

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