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Galium triflorum
About Bedstraw (Galium triflorum) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Galium triflorum (also known as cudweed, Sweet-scented Bedstraw, and Fragrant Bedstraw) is a herbaceous plant of the family Rubiaceae. It grows throughout the Northern Hemisphere. It exists in creeps along the forest floor, with whorled leaves and single fruiting peduncles rising above basal rosettes. There are six leaflets in a whorl below the peduncle. Each peduncle has three fruiting structures, each having a single fuzzy ball. Stems are square. The entire vine does not feel very coarse, but it is rough enough to stick to clothing. This species is sometimes confused with Galium odoratum, a species with traditional culinary uses.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

1.5 ft tall

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 10 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Moist places

Annual Precipitation: 13.1" - 158.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.25" - 5.78", Coldest Month: 24.3" - 52.0", Hottest Month: 49.2" - 79.3", Humidity: 0.01" - 26.19", Elevation: 9" - 9752"

Alternative Names
Common Names: And Fragrant Bedstraw, Cudweed, Sweet Bedstraw, Sweet-scented Bedstraw, Sweetscented 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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