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Galium virgatum (Southwestern bedstraw)
Strickland, Sam C.

Galium virgatum

Galium virgatum Nutt.

Southwestern Bedstraw, Southwest Bedstraw

Rubiaceae (Madder Family)

Synonym(s): Galium texanum, Galium virgatum var. leiocarpum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

3 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Notes: Stems ascending to erect, up to about 1 foot long.
Fruit: Hairy nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: AL , AR , IL , KS , LA , MO , MS , OK , SC , TN , TX

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
Nueces River Authority - Uvalde, TX

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-98 Collected 2006-03-08 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Web Reference

Webref 78 - (2020) Missouri Native Plant Society
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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