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Galium proliferum

Galium proliferum A. Gray

Limestone Bedstraw

Rubiaceae (Madder Family)

Synonym(s): Galium proliferum var. subnudum, Galium virgatum var. diffusum

USDA Symbol: gapr

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Inflorescence: Axillary
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.
Fruit: Hairy nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Dec


USA: AZ , CA , NM , NV , TX , UT
Native Distribution: Edwards Plateau, upper Rio Grande Plains, and Trans-Pecos of Texas, California, Arizona, New Mexico & Mexico.
Native Habitat: Rocky banks, limestone ledges, desert mountains. Elevation: 3500'-4500'.


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

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Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-05-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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