Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Galium boreale Linnaeus. Northern Bedstraw. Phen: May-Sep. Hab: Limestone and dolostone bluffs, outcrops, and rocky woodlands, calcareous or ultramafic (serpentine) barrens. Dist: Circumboreal, south in North America to n. DE, w. MD, sw. VA, sc. MO, NM, AZ, and CA.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = C, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo3, NY, Pa, Tx, Va, Stace (2010); > Galium boreale ssp. septentrionale – NE; > Galium boreale var. intermedium – F, G

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