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|Family: Rubiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Galium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Galium argense Dempster & Ehrend.
Habit: Perennial herb, erect, 20--60 cm, stiff, open, glabrous, woody near base; dioecious. Leaf: in whorls of 4, 8--21 mm, lanceolate to ovate, tip sharp, tapered. Inflorescence: clusters, terminal on branchlets, much exserted from leaves. Flower: corolla +- bell-shaped to rotate, glabrous to sparsely hairy, cream. Fruit: nutlets, +- 6 mm including hairs; hairs long, straight, spreading. Chromosomes: 2n=44.
Ecology: Loose, stony e-facing slopes with Pinus monophylla; Elevation: 1250--2400 m. Bioregional Distribution: DMtns (Argus, Nelson ranges, Inyo Co.). Flowering Time: Apr--Oct
eFlora Treatment Author: Valerie Soza
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Galium aparine
Next taxon: Galium bifolium
Citation for this treatment: Valerie Soza 2016. Galium argense, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=26306, accessed on February 10, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 10, 2016.