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Mexican Bedstraw - Galium mexicanum
Other Names:  Galium asperrimum


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 2

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General Description
Rhizomatous perennial. Stems lax, prostrate or climbing, mostly branched, 15–60 cm. Herbage sparsely hooked-scabrous on stem angles and leaf margins. Leaves narrowly lanceolate to elliptic, cuspidate, 1–3 cm long, in whorls of 5 or 6. Inflorescence a terminal, open, many-flowered, bracteate cyme; pedicels 2–5 mm long in fruit. Flowers: corolla 2–3 mm across. Mericarp ca. 1 mm long with short, hooked bristles (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety asperulum (A. Gray) Dempster.

Range Comments
WA to MT south to CA, NM and Mexico (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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