Calflora
Taxon  Report   3742    
Galium triflorum  Michx.
Fragrant bedstraw,  Sweet bedstraw, Sweet scented bedstraw
Galium triflorum
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Galium triflorum
© 2008 Keir Morse
Galium triflorum
© 2009 Keir Morse
Galium triflorum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Galium triflorum
© 2013 Jean Pawek
Family: RUBIACEAE  
Genus: Galium
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: canyons

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Galium brachiatum
PLANTS: Galium pennsylvanicum
PLANTS: Galium triflorum var. asprelliforme
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More information about  Galium triflorum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (GATR3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 14, 2018).

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