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Galium mexicanum Kunth subsp. asperulum (A. Gray) Dempster
Habit: Perennial herb, spreading to reclining, glabrous to hairs few, short, reflexed. Stem: 45--90 cm. Leaf: generally whorls of 5--8, 13--25 mm, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, tip tapered to acuminate. Inflorescence: panicle, open, leafy, flowers few; pedicel, branchlet thread-like. Flower: bisexual; corolla bell-shaped, > ovary, white; ovary top-shaped. Fruit: nutlets, +- fleshy; hairs few, short, upcurved. Chromosomes: 2n=22,44.
Ecology: Wet places near streams; Elevation: 550--2500 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRO, NCoRH, CaRH, c SNH, MP; Distribution Outside California: to Washington, western Montana, Utah. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug Note: 4 subspecies. Sp. native to western North America, Mexico, central America.
Synonyms: Galium mexicanum var. asperulum (A. Gray) Dempster
eFlora Treatment Author: Valerie Soza
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Galium matthewsii
Next taxon: Galium mollugo
Citation for this treatment: Valerie Soza 2017. Galium mexicanum subsp. asperulum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=50634, accessed on February 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 23, 2017.