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Galium andrewsii A. Gray

Brief Summary

    Galium andrewsii: Brief Summary
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    Galium andrewsii is a species of flowering plant in the coffee family known by the common names phloxleaf bedstraw, Andrews' bedstraw, and needlemat galium.

    It is native to California and Baja California, where grows in a number of dry habitats such as chaparral and woodland.

Comprehensive Description

    Galium andrewsii
    provided by wikipedia

    Galium andrewsii is a species of flowering plant in the coffee family known by the common names phloxleaf bedstraw, Andrews' bedstraw, and needlemat galium.

    It is native to California and Baja California, where grows in a number of dry habitats such as chaparral and woodland.

    Description

    Galium andrewsii is a low, clumping or mat-forming perennial herb growing no higher than about 22 centimeters. Narrow, needlelike green to grayish leaves grow in whorls of four on the slender branches. Each is up to a centimeter long and has a sharp point tipped with a hair.

    The plant is dioecious with individuals bearing either male or female flowers; the male flowers are produced in clusters and the female flowers are solitary. They are greenish-yellow and similar in appearance otherwise.

    The fruit is a berry.[1][2][3]

    Subspecies

    • Galium andrewsii ssp. andrewsii
    • Galium andrewsii ssp. gatense

    References

    1. ^ Jepson Manual Treatment
    2. ^ Gray, Asa. 1865. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 6: 537–538
    3. ^ Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins. 1964. Vegetation and Flora of the Sonoran Desert 2 vols. Stanford University Press, Stanford.