Galium multiflorum

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Galium multiflorum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Galium
Species: G. multiflorum
Binomial name
Galium multiflorum

Galium multiflorum is a species of flowering plant in the coffee family known by the common names Kellogg's bedstraw, shrubby bedstraw, and many-flowered bedstraw.

Galium multiflorum is native to the mountains, desert slopes, and plateaus of the Great Basin region and other drier areas of the West, where it grows in rocky soils in dry sagebrush country. The plant's range includes parts of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada and Utah.[1][2]

Galium multiflorum is a tough perennial herb growing from a woody base and forming thin, erect stems to about 35 centimeters in height. Leaves are arranged in whorls of four, in two pairs, about the stem at intervals. They are small, oval-shaped, and pointed. The plant is dioecious, and male and female flowers are similar, appearing in clusters of white to pinkish corollas at the ends of the stems. The fruit is a nutlet covered in very long, straight white hairs.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Biota of North America Program
  3. ^ Kellogg, Albert. 1863. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 2: 97–99, f. 27.
  4. ^ Hickman, J. C. 1993. The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California 1–1400. University of California Press, Berkeley.
  5. ^ Cronquist, A.J., A. H. Holmgren, N. H. Holmgren, J. L. Reveal & P. K. Holmgren. 1984. Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A. 4: 1–573. In A.J. Cronquist, A. H. Holmgren, N. H. Holmgren, J. L. Reveal & P. K. Holmgren (eds.) Intermountain Flora. Hafner Pub. Co., New York.

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