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Galium boreale L.
Habit: Perennial herb, erect, 3--6 dm, +- glabrous to puberulent. Leaf: in whorls of 4, 13--31 mm, linear to widely lanceolate, +- leathery, 3-veined, margins rolled under. Inflorescence: panicle, terminal, flowers many. Flower: bisexual; corolla rotate, white, glabrous. Fruit: nutlets; short hairs generally present, upcurved, not hooked. Chromosomes: 2n=66.
Ecology: Wet places or disturbed roadsides; Elevation: 15--2000 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, CaRH, c SNH, MP; Distribution Outside California: North America except southeastern United States, Eurasia. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug
Synonyms: Galium boreale subsp. septentrionale (Roem. & Schult.) H. Hara
eFlora Treatment Author: Valerie Soza
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Galium bolanderi
Next taxon: Galium buxifolium
Citation for this treatment: Valerie Soza 2016. Galium boreale, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=26317, accessed on October 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 25, 2016.