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Galium stellatum Kellogg
Habit: Shrub, +- erect, 30--90 cm, scabrous; dioecious. Stem: stout, many-branched, spreading, brittle. Leaf: in whorls of 4, generally 4--8(20) mm, lanceolate to needle-like, gray-green, tip sharp to touch. Inflorescence: panicle, axillary, leafy, flowers few to many. Flower: corolla rotate, +- white, hairy externally. Fruit: nutlets, < 5 mm including hairs; hairs dense, long, straight, white. Chromosomes: 2n=22,44.
Ecology: Rocky slopes; Elevation: 130--1600 m. Bioregional Distribution: D; Distribution Outside California: to Nevada, northwestern Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--Apr
Synonyms: Galium stellatum subsp. eremicum (Hilend & J.T. Howell) Ehrend.; Galium stellatum var. eremicum Hilend & J.T. Howell
eFlora Treatment Author: Valerie Soza
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Galium sparsiflorum subsp. sparsiflorum
Next taxon: Galium tricornutum
Citation for this treatment: Valerie Soza 2016. Galium stellatum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=26407, accessed on July 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 24, 2016.