Mexican Bedstraw - Galium mexicanum
MNPS Threat Rank
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.