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Galium texense (Texas bedstraw)
Cliffe, Harry

Galium texense

Galium texense A. Gray

Texas Bedstraw

Rubiaceae (Madder Family)

Synonym(s): Galium californicum var. texanum, Galium texanum

USDA Symbol: GATE3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate , Ovate
Leaf Pubescence: Pilose
Leaf Margin: Entire
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.
Fruit: Hairy nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May



From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Patsy Glenn Refuge, c/o Wimberley Birding Society - Wimberley, TX
Jacob's Well Natural Area - Wimberley, TX


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Galium texense in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Galium texense in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Galium texense


Record Modified: 2023-01-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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