Galium sp

Scientific NameGalium sp Rubiaceae
Common NamesRubiaceae
Eastern Washington
Conservation Status
NotesStems are slender and weak, sparsely pubescent, less than 5 dm., much branched and tend to “scramble” on other vegetation. Leaves mostly in whorls of 4 or less. Flowers appear bisexual, corolla 4-parted. Fruit globose, glabrous and very tiny (ca. 1.0 mm – a most striking feature). The very tiny fruits sets this apart from any other Galium taxa I have seen. (A larger flowered (similar to G. boreale), much smaller fruited G. trifidum with a somewhat more open inflorescence???)

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