Taxon  Report   3669 
Galium aparine  L.
Cleavers,  Common bedstraw, Goose grass, Stickywilly
Galium aparine
© 2008 Gary McDonald
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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, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Galium aparine
© 2005 Keir Morse
Genus: Galium
Habitat: slopes
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + 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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Sep 24, 2018).

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