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Galium aparine  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 34797

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Galium spurium L.
    Galium vaillantii DC.
    Galium aparine ssp. spurium (L.) Simonkai
    Galium agreste var. echinospermum Wallr.
    Galium aparine var. echinospermum (Wallr.) Farw.
    Galium aparine var. intermedium (Merr.) Briq.
    Galium aparine var. minor Hook.
    Galium aparine var. vaillantii (DC.) Koch
    Galium spurium var. echinospermum (Wallr.) Hayek
    Galium spurium var. vaillantii (DC.) Gren. & Godr.
  Common Name(s): bedstraw [English]
    cleavers [English]
    cleaverwort [English]
    scarthgrass [English]
    white hedge [English]
    catchweed bedstraw [English]
    goose grass [English]
    sticky-willy [English]
    stickywilly [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                            FamilyRubiaceae  – madders, rubiacées  
                               GenusGalium L. – gaillet, bedstraw  
                                  SpeciesGalium aparine L. – bedstraw, cleavers, cleaverwort, scarthgrass, white hedge, catchweed bedstraw, goose grass, sticky-willy, stickywilly  

  Expert: Charlotte M. Taylor  
  Notes: Curator, Missouri Botanical Garden, P.O. Box 299, St. Lousis, Missouri, 63166-0299, USA   
  Reference for: Galium aparine    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Galium aparine   
  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 aparine   
  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 aparine   
  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 aparine   
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 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Alaska, Native  
    Canada, Introduced  






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