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Galium proliferum  A. Gray
Desert bedstraw,   Limestone bedstraw
Galium proliferum is an annual herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).
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Genus: Galium
Family: Rubiaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSGalium proliferum var. subnudum
PLANTSGalium virgatum var. diffusum
Information about  Galium proliferum from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (GAPR)

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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]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 02/05/2023).