[The Madder Family on Mt. Adams]

Fragrant Bedstraw, Sweetscented Bedstraw, Three-flowered Bedstraw

Galium triflorum

Synonyms: Galium brachiatum, Galium pennsylvanicum, Galium triflorum var. asprelliforme, Galium triflorum var. viridiflorum

Flower of Fragrant Bedstraw, Sweetscented Bedstraw, Three-flowered Bedstraw: Galium triflorum (Synonyms: Galium brachiatum, Galium pennsylvanicum, Galium triflorum var. asprelliforme, Galium triflorum var. viridiflorum)

The photo above shows a close-up of the flower of fragrant bedstraw as seen at a DNR rock quarry atop the ridge dividing the Dairy Creek and Cougar Creek drainages........................June 13, 2005.

Fragrant Bedstraw, Sweetscented Bedstraw, Three-flowered Bedstraw: Galium triflorum (Synonyms: Galium brachiatum, Galium pennsylvanicum, Galium triflorum var. asprelliforme, Galium triflorum var. viridiflorum)

The photo above shows a close-up of one whorl of six leaves of fragrant bedstraw as seen at a DNR rock quarry atop the ridge dividing the Dairy Creek and Cougar Creek drainages........................July 10, 2005.

Fragrant Bedstraw, Sweetscented Bedstraw, Three-flowered Bedstraw: Galium triflorum (Synonyms: Galium brachiatum, Galium pennsylvanicum, Galium triflorum var. asprelliforme, Galium triflorum var. viridiflorum)

The photo above shows a close-up of the mid-stem and several whorls of leaves of fragrant bedstraw as seen at a DNR rock quarry atop the ridge dividing the Dairy Creek and Cougar Creek drainages........................June 13, 2005.

Flowers and hooked fruits of Fragrant Bedstraw, Sweetscented Bedstraw, Three-flowered Bedstraw: Galium triflorum (Synonyms: Galium brachiatum, Galium pennsylvanicum, Galium triflorum var. asprelliforme, Galium triflorum var. viridiflorum)

The photo above shows a close-up of the flowers and several immature fruits of fragrant bedstraw as seen at a DNR rock quarry atop the ridge dividing the Dairy Creek and Cougar Creek drainages........................July 10, 2005. Note the long, hooked hairs on the fruits.

Leaf whorl of Fragrant Bedstraw, Sweetscented Bedstraw, Three-flowered Bedstraw: Galium triflorum (Synonyms: Galium brachiatum, Galium pennsylvanicum, Galium triflorum var. asprelliforme, Galium triflorum var. viridiflorum)

The photo above shows a close-up of the six whorled leaves of fragrant bedstraw as seen at a DNR rock quarry atop the ridge dividing the Dairy Creek and Cougar Creek drainages........................June 13, 2005.

Hooked fruits of Fragrant Bedstraw, Sweetscented Bedstraw, Three-flowered Bedstraw: Galium triflorum (Synonyms: Galium brachiatum, Galium pennsylvanicum, Galium triflorum var. asprelliforme, Galium triflorum var. viridiflorum)

The photo above shows a close-up of the hooked fruit of fragrant bedstraw..................Island Springs Trail #66 at Hellroaring Creek on the eastern slopes of Mt. Adams..................August 25, 2005.

Paul Slichter