Calflora
Taxon  Report   9975    
Galium boreale  L.
Northern bedstraw
Galium boreale
© 2015 Barry Breckling
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Galium boreale
© 2012 Trent M. Draper
Galium boreale
© 2007 Zoya Akulova
Galium boreale, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Interactive Distribution Map


Observation Hotline
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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Galium boreale
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Galium boreale var. hyssopifolium
PLANTS: Galium boreale var. intermedium
PLANTS: Galium boreale var. linearifolium
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More information about  Galium boreale
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (GABO2)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: Oct 22, 2018).

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