Taxon  Report   3669 
Galium aparine  L.
Cleavers,  Common bedstraw, Goose grass, Stickywilly
Galium aparine
© 2005 Keir Morse
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Galium aparine
© 2005 Steve Matson
Galium aparine
© 2002 Lynn Watson
Galium aparine, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Galium aparine
© 2008 Gary McDonald
Genus: Galium
Habitat: slopes [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Galium agreste var. echinospermum
PLANTS: Galium spurium
PLANTS: Galium spurium var. vaillantii
PLANTS: Galium spurium var. echinospermum
PLANTS: Galium aparine var. vaillantii
PLANTS: Galium aparine var. minor
PLANTS: Galium aparine var. intermedium
PLANTS: Galium aparine var. echinospermum
PLANTS: Galium aparine ssp. spurium
PLANTS: Galium vaillantii
More information about  Galium aparine
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 22, 2016).

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