|Flowers of Galium aparine|
|c. 650, see text|
Galium is a large genus of annual and perennial herbaceous plants in the family Rubiaceae, occurring in the temperate zones of both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Some species are informally known as bedstraw.
There are over 600 species of Galium, with estimates of 629 to 650 as of 2013. The field madder, Sherardia arvensis, is a close relative and may be confused with a tiny bedstraw. Asperula is also a closely related genus; some species of Galium (such as woodruff, G. odoratum) are occasionally placed therein.
- Media related to Galium at Wikimedia Commons
- Data related to Galium at Wikispecies
- World Checklist of Rubiaceae
- UniProt. "Genus Galium". Retrieved 2008-05-07.
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