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Galium  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 34796

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Relbunium (Endl.) Benth. & Hook. f.
  Common Name(s): gaillet [French]
    bedstraw [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2011   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                            FamilyRubiaceae  – madders, rubiacées  
                               GenusGalium L. – gaillet, bedstraw  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Galium album Mill. – white bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium ambiguum W. Wight – Yolla Bolly bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium andrewsii A. Gray – phloxleaf bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium angustifolium Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray – narrowleaf bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium aparine L. – bedstraw, cleavers, cleaverwort, scarthgrass, white hedge, catchweed bedstraw, goose grass, sticky-willy, stickywilly 
                                  Species Galium argense Dempster & Ehrend. – Argus bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium aristatum L. – awned bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium arkansanum A. Gray – Arkansas bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium asprellum Michx. – rough bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium bermudense L.  
                                  Species Galium bifolium S. Watson – twinleaf bedstraw, twin-leaf bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium bolanderi A. Gray – Bolander's bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium boreale L. – northern bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium buxifolium Greene – box bedstraw, island bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium californicum Hook. & Arn. – California bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium catalinense A. Gray – Santa Catalina Island bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium circaezans Michx. – licorice bedstraw, wild licorice, woods bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium clementis Eastw. – Santa Lucia bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium cliftonsmithii (Dempster) Dempster & Stebbins – Santa Barbara bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium collomiae J.T. Howell – Fossil Hill Creek bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium coloradoense W. Wight – Colorado bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium concinnum Torr. & A. Gray – shining bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium correllii Dempster – cliff bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium desereticum Dempster & Ehrend. – desert bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium divaricatum Pourr. ex Lam. – Lamarck's bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium emeryense Dempster & Ehrend. – Emery County bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium fendleri A. Gray – Fendler's bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium glabrescens (Ehrend.) Dempster & Ehrend. – Castle Lake bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium glaucum L. – waxy bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium grande McClatchie – San Gabriel bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium grayanum Ehrend. – Gray's bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium hallii Munz & I.M. Johnst. – Hall's bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium hardhamae Dempster  
                                  Species Galium hilendiae Dempster & Ehrend. – Hilend's bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium humifusum M. Bieb. – spreading bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium hypocarpium (L.) Endl. ex Griseb.  
                                  Species Galium hypotrichium A. Gray – alpine bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium intermedium Schult.  
                                  Species Galium jepsonii Hilend & J.T. Howell – Jepson's bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium johnstonii Dempster & Stebbins – Johnston's bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium kamtschaticum Steller ex Schult. & Schult. f. – boreal bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium labradoricum (Wiegand) Wiegand – northern bog bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium lanceolatum Torr. – lanceleaf wild licorice 
                                  Species Galium latifolium Michx. – purple bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium magnifolium (Dempster) Dempster – largeleaf bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium matthewsii A. Gray – Matthew bedstraw, bushy bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium mexicanum Kunth – Mexican bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium microphyllum A. Gray – bracted bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium mollugo L. – false baby's breath 
                                  Species Galium multiflorum Kellogg – manyflower bedstraw, shrubby bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium munzii Hilend & J.T. Howell – Munz's bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium murale (L.) All. – yellow wall bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium muricatum W. Wight – Humboldt bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium nuttallii A. Gray – climbing bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium obtusum Bigelow – bristly bedstraw, bluntleaf bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium odoratum (L.) Scop. – sweetscented bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium oreganum Britton – Oregon bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium orizabense Hemsl. – bald bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium palustre L. – common marsh bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium parishii Hilend & J.T. Howell – Parish's bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium parisiense L. – wall bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium pilosum Aiton – hairy bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium X pomeranicum Retz. – bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium porrigens Dempster – graceful bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium proliferum A. Gray – limestone bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium rubioides L. – European bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium saxatile L. – heath bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium serpenticum Dempster – serpent bedstraw, Intermountain bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium sparsiflorum W. Wight – Sequoia bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium stellatum Kellogg – starry bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium sylvaticum L. – scotchmist 
                                  Species Galium texense A. Gray – Texas bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium tinctorium L. – dye bedstraw, stiff marsh bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium tricornutum Dandy – roughfruit corn bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium trifidum L. – three-petal bedstraw, small bedstraw, threepetal bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium triflorum Michx. – sweetscented bedstraw, sweet bedstraw, fragrant bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium uliginosum L. – fen bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium uncinulatum DC. – bristly bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium uniflorum Michx. – oneflower bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium verrucosum Huds. – warty bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium verum L. – Yellow Spring bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium virgatum Nutt. – southwest bedstraw, southwestern bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium watsonii (A. Gray) A. Heller – Watson's bedstraw 
                                  Species Galium wrightii A. Gray – slenderbranch bedstraw, Wright's bedstraw 

  Expert: Charlotte M. Taylor  
  Notes: Curator, Missouri Botanical Garden, P.O. Box 299, St. Lousis, Missouri, 63166-0299, USA   
  Reference for: Galium    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: ITIS*ca, website (version 2002)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Reference for: gaillet[French]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Galium   
  Source: Rubiaceae of North America Update, database (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Galium   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Galium   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Galium   
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