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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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul


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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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: 2011-08-13
Research By: TWC Staff

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