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Santa Catalina Island Bedstraw
Galium catalinense
About Santa Catalina Island Bedstraw (Galium catalinense) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Galium catalinense is a species of flowering plant in the coffee family known by the common name Santa Catalina Island bedstraw. It is endemic to two of the Channel Islands of California, where it grows along the coastal bluffs. It is a shrub growing erect to about a meter in maximum height with a rigid stem lined with whorls of four leaves each. The hairy leaves are generally lance-shaped and one to 2. 5 centimeters long. The inflorescence emerging from leaf axils is a dense cluster of whitish flowers. Two subspecies are currently recognized (May 2014):
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

3.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 4 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 8.1" - 20.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.18" - 2.56", Coldest Month: 39.6" - 57.4", Hottest Month: 60.4" - 73.0", Humidity: 1.35" - 18.75", Elevation: 4" - 5569"

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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