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Northern Bedstraw - Galium boreale


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Rhizomatous perennial. Stems erect, branched, 8–60 cm, often sterile. Herbage glabrate to scabrous. Leaves narrowly lanceolate, 1–4 cm long, in whorls of 4. Inflorescence dense, terminal, many-flowered, bracteate panicles; pedicels 1–2 mm long in fruit. Flowers: corolla 3–5 mm across. Mericarp ca. 1 mm long, hirsute (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumboreal south to CA, TX, MO and OH (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 204

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Habitat
Grasslands, meadows, open forest; plains, valleys to subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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