Galium hardhamae

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Hardham's bedstraw
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Galium
Species: G. hardhamiae
Binomial name
Galium hardhamiae
Dempster [1]

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.


  1. ^ Lauramay T. Dempster (1962). "A new species of Galium in California". Madroño. 16 (5): 166–168. JSTOR 41423076. 

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