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Digital Herbaria

Galium aparine

Galium aparine L.

Stickywilly, Catchweed Bedstraw, Cleavers, Common Bedstraw, Sticky Weed, Goose Grass

Rubiaceae (Madder Family)

USDA Symbol: GAAP2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (I?), GL (I?)

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Specimen & Label Data

Galium aparine

Catchweed Bedstraw


Location: E side of creek, just S of New Iron Bridge on Oakwell Farms Pky--Oakwell Farms,San Antonio.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Half-shaded, damp, alluvial soil. Thick mass, large colony. Ubiquitous.

Description: Rambling, decumbent, vicariously branched annual from a slender taproot. Stem 4-angled, striate, retorsely hispid on angles and margins/lower midribs of leaves, to .5 m long. Leaves 6-8, in whorls at internodes, linear-oblance-olate, to 7 cm long, bristle tipped. Corolla small, white, on 1-3 flowered peduncles. Fruit not present.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Mar 8, 1993
Specimen number: 492

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0734
Accession Date: Apr 26, 1994
Accession Number: 53

Annotations: (in flower) SCXRB

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