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San Gabriel Bedstraw
Galium grande
About San Gabriel Bedstraw (Galium grande) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Galium grande is a species of flowering plant in the coffee family known by the common name San Gabriel bedstraw. This uncommon plant is endemic to the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles County, California. Galium grande is a large, tough perennial herb forming masses of hairy climbing stems from a woody base. Stems reach about half a meter in length and root where their nodes touch the ground. The small, pointed leaves are arranged in whorls of four about the stem. They are dark green and hairy. The plant is dioecious, the male individuals producing small clusters of staminate flowers and female individuals producing solitary pistillate flowers. The flowers are similar in appearance, with small pointed yellowish petals. The fruit is a soft berry.
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Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 21.3" - 37.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.51" - 0.89", Coldest Month: 44.7" - 53.8", Hottest Month: 64.5" - 78.5", Humidity: 3.42" - 23.95", Elevation: 867" - 5871"

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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