Calflora
Taxon  Report   3721    
Galium oreganum  Britton
Oregon bedstraw
Galium oreganum, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
California Rare Plant Rank: 3 (review list).   CNDDB
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial
Observation Search
(4 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: Rubiaceae  
Genus: Galium

Communities: North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSGalium kamtschaticum var. oreganum
More information about  Galium oreganum

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)


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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 10/21/2021).