Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Galium triflorum Michaux
(Sweet Scented Bedstraw, Fragrant Bedstraw)
Galium flaviflorum Heller
Galium triflorum has 5 or 6 leaves in each whorl. The leaves are broader than those of our other usual bedstraws, those of Galium triflorum being lanceolate or elliptic rather than linear. They also have a point at the tip (cuspidate.) The fruits are very hairy.
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Galium triflorum, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Mogollon Mtns., Holt Gulch, Nov. 10, 2007
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