Calflora
Taxon  Report   3721 
Galium oreganum  Britton
Oregon bedstraw
Galium oreganum
© 2018 Scot Loring
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Galium oreganum
© 2018 Susan McDougall
Galium oreganum, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 3 (review list).   8th Edition

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Galium oreganum
© 2009 Norman Jensen
Family: RUBIACEAE  
Genus: Galium
Communities:
Yellow Pine Forest, North Coastal Coniferous Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Galium kamtschaticum var. oreganum
More information about  Galium oreganum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

Galium:  from the Greek word gala, "milk," and alluding to the fact that certain species were used to curdle milk (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

oreganum:  of or from the state of Oregon, or the old Hudson's Bay territory of Oregon, which included the present-day states of Oregon and Washington (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

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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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jun 22, 2018).

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