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Low Mountain Bedstraw
Galium bifolium
About Low Mountain Bedstraw (Galium bifolium) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Galium bifolium is a species of flowering plant in the coffee family known by the common names twinleaf bedstraw and low mountain bedstraw. It is native to western North America from British Columbia south to California and east to New Mexico, Colorado, South Dakota and Alberta. It grows in mountain forests and high-elevation plateaus. Galium bifolium is an annual herb standing erect to a maximum height of about 15 centimeters. Leaves grow in whorls of four divided into two pairs. The foliage is hairless and sometimes slightly fleshy. The solitary flowers have three white tepals and the fruit is a round nutlet covered in shiny white hairs.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

5.9 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 9 likely * ) SHOW ALL
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Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 7.0" - 152.7", Summer Precipitation: 0.51" - 5.60", Coldest Month: 21.9" - 51.3", Hottest Month: 41.8" - 76.6", Humidity: 0.91" - 29.40", Elevation: 1820" - 12226"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Twinleaf Bedstraw

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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