Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Rubiaceae
(Madder Family)


The Rubiaceae are mostly smaller herbs, at least in the Gila National Forest, and have whorled or opposite leaves. Some members of the Rubiaceae are larger but not native here, such as the Gardenia or the Coffea, the plant from which coffee is made. The Rubiaceae have a two chambered ovary.

Crusea diversifolia (Saucer Flower)
Galium aparine (Cleavers)
Galium fendleri (Fendler's Bedstraw)
Galium microphyllum (Bractleaf Bedstraw)
Galium triflorum (Sweet Scented Bedstraw)
Galium wrightii (Wright's Bedstraw)
Hedyotis greenei (Greene's Star Violet)
Houstonia wrightii (Pygmy Bluets)


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