Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Galium wrightii Gray
Galium frankliniense Correll
Galium rothrockii Gray
Galium wrightii is a wiry perennial herb that inhabits the middle to upper elevation Ponderosa Pine forest. It has hairless stems, but with a great deal of effort one can find straight hairs on the tiny fruits. The leaves are present in whorls of four at the nodes. The pedicellate flowers are purple and only a few millimeters across.
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Galium wrightii, photo Russ Kleinman, Leggett Canyon, July 27, 2009
Galium wrightii, 2x field macro of flower, photo Russ Kleinman, Leggett Canyon, July 27, 2009
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