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Catchweed Bedstraw - Galium aparine


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Annual. Stems lax, prostrate or climbing, simple or branched, 10–80 cm. Herbage hooked-scabrous on stem angles and leaf margins. Leaves linear to narrowly oblanceolate, cuspidate, 5–20 mm long, in whorls of 6(8). Inflorescence a few-flowered umbel terminating axillary peduncles and subtended by a whorl of leaf-like bracts; pedicels 5–25 mm long in fruit. Flowers: corolla ca. 1 mm across. Mericarp 2–4 mm long with hooked bristles (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumboreal through most of N. America (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 15

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Habitat
Disturbed soil of thickets, open forest, rock outcrops, streambanks, talus slopes; plains, valleys to lower subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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