Taxon  Report   3727    
Galium proliferum  A. Gray
Desert bedstraw,  Limestone bedstraw
Galium proliferum
© 2011 Duncan S. Bell
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Galium proliferum
© 2011 Duncan S. Bell
Galium proliferum
© 2011 Duncan S. Bell
Galium proliferum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Galium proliferum
© 2011 Teague Embrey
Genus: Galium
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Galium proliferum var. subnudum
PLANTS: Galium virgatum var. diffusum
More information about  Galium proliferum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).