Low Mountain Bedstraw - Galium bifolium
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Annual. Stems erect, simple or branched, 3–25 cm. Herbage glabrate. Leaves narrowly lanceolate to oblanceolate, 5–25 mm long, opposite or in whorls of 4. Inflorescence solitary flowers from leaf axils; pedicels 5–30 mm long in fruit. Flowers: corolla 3-lobed, up to 1 mm across. Mericarp 2–4 mm long with hooked bristles (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
BC, MT south to CA, AZ, UT and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Ament, R.J. 1995. Pioneer Plant Communities Five Years After the 1988 Yellowstone Fires. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 216 p.
- Jones, W. W. 1901. Preliminary flora of Gallatin County. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State College. 78 pp.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Williams, K.L. 2012. Classification of the grasslands, shrublands, woodlands, forests and alpine vegetation associations of the Custer National Forest portion of the Beartooth Mountains in southcentral Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 376 p.