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Intermountain Bedstraw
Galium serpenticum
About Intermountain Bedstraw (Galium serpenticum) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Galium serpenticum is a species of flowering plant in the coffee family known by the common name Intermountain bedstraw or many-flowered bedstraw. It is native to the northwestern United States, where it grows in mountain forests and meadows, mostly east of the crest of the Cascade Range. It occurs in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and extreme northern California (Trinity, Siskiyou and Modoc Counties). Galium serpenticum is a perennial herb forming tufts of erect stems up to about 30 centimeters tall with woody bases. The stems are ringed with whorls of four lance-shaped leaves and topped with inflorescences made up of clusters of tiny whitish flowers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

11.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

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Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 19.6" - 68.0", Summer Precipitation: 1.17" - 2.45", Coldest Month: 26.0" - 39.6", Hottest Month: 47.0" - 66.9", Humidity: 1.51" - 19.39", Elevation: 2957" - 8237"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Many-flowered 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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