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Hardham's Bedstraw
Galium hardhamiae
About Hardham's Bedstraw (Galium hardhamiae) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Galium hardhamae (often misspelled "Galium hardhamiae") (note added May 2014: "hardhamiae" is the correct spelling per Article 60C1 of the ICN) is a species of flowering plant in the coffee family known by the common name Hardham's bedstraw. It is endemic to the Santa Lucia Range of southern Monterey County and northern San Luis Obispo County in California. It is a member of the serpentine soils flora in these coastal mountains. This is a perennial herb forming mats or clumps of stems no more than 30 centimeters long. The stems have many whorls of six fleshy green leaves, each leaf just 1 to 3 millimeters long. The inflorescences, clusters of yellow-green to pinkish flowers, appear in leaf axils.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, Yellow, Green

Wildlife Supported

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Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 17.5" - 45.7", Summer Precipitation: 0.32" - 0.85", Coldest Month: 41.4" - 50.2", Hottest Month: 64.5" - 77.0", Humidity: 1.07" - 24.05", Elevation: 17" - 3373"

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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