Taxon  Report   3682    
Galium californicum  Hook. & Arn.  ssp. sierrae  Dempster & Stebbins
El dorado bedstraw
Galium californicum ssp. sierrae
© 2011 Steven Perry
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Galium californicum ssp. sierrae
© 2011 Steven Perry
Galium californicum ssp. sierrae
© 2002 Steve Tyron
Galium californicum ssp. sierrae, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California as Rare and by the Federal Government as 'Endangered '.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Galium californicum ssp. sierrae
© 2011 Steven Perry
Genus: Galium
Parent: Galium californicum
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Galium californicum ssp. sierrae
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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: Dec 18, 2018).