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|Family: Rubiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Galium serpenticum Dempster
Habit: Perennial herb, erect, 5--32 cm, tufted, few-branched, puberulent, base woody; dioecious. Leaf: in whorls of 4, <= 15 mm, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic. Inflorescence: panicle, terminal, narrow, leafy, on erect to ascending branchlets. Staminate Inflorescence: axillary clusters. Pistillate Inflorescence: flowers generally 1 in axils. Flower: corolla +- white, +- glabrous. Fruit: nutlets; hairs long, straight, +- yellow.
Unabridged Note: 9 subspecies total. Native to far western United States.
eFlora Treatment Author: Valerie Soza
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Galium proliferum
Next taxon: Galium serpenticum subsp. scotticum
Citation for this treatment: Valerie Soza 2017. Galium serpenticum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=26404, accessed on January 22, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 22, 2017.