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Alpine Bedstraw
Galium hypotrichium
About Alpine Bedstraw (Galium hypotrichium) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Galium hypotrichium is a species of flowering plant in the coffee family known by the common name alpine bedstraw. It is native to the western United States, where it grows in mountain and plateau habitat, including parts of the Great Basin and Sierra Nevada. The species has been reported from the states of California, Nevada and Utah. Galium hypotrichiumis a perennial herb forming mats from woody bases, sometimes taking dwarf form with stems just a few centimeters long. The stems have many whorls of four fleshy rounded or oval leaves. The inflorescences are made up of small protruding clusters of flowers scattered along the stems. The flowers may be white or tinged with yellow, green, pink, or red.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Wildlife Supported

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Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 7.9" - 69.9", Summer Precipitation: 0.39" - 4.59", Coldest Month: 17.9" - 48.7", Hottest Month: 36.7" - 75.0", Humidity: 1.28" - 26.18", Elevation: 596" - 12773"

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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