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Galium stellatum

Starry Bedstraw

Galium stellatum
Galium stellatum
Galium stellatum
Galium stellatum

Life form2, 3: shrub, low
Habitat: rocky slopes
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: whorled
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: lanceolate
leaf surface3: smooth and shiny
leaf margin3: entire
Flower color2: white or whitish
Flowering period2: Jan. to May
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Rubiaceae (madder family)
Synonym(s)1: Galium stellatum v.eremicum
Status: common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Tinajas Altas area
      Barry M. Goldwater Range
      Sonoran Desert National Monument
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land

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