[Wildflowers with 4 Petals in theColumbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

The Bedstraw Family in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington


Northern Bedstraw: Galium boreale

Northern Bedstraw: Galium boreale

Members of the Bedstraw Family Found in the Columbia River Gorge:

Annual Bedstraw, Cleavers, Common Bedstraw, Common Cleavers, Goose-grass, Stickwilly, Stick-willy, Stickywilly: Galium aparine (Synonyms: Galium agreste var. echinospermum, Galium aparine ssp. spurium, Galium aparine var. aparine, Galium aparine var. echinospermum, Galium aparine var. intermedium, Galium aparine var. minor, Galium aparine var. vaillantii, Galium spurium, Galium spurium, Galium spurium var. echinospermum, Galium spurium var. vaillantii, Galium vaillantii) -

Low Mountain Bedstaw, Twin-leaf Bedstraw: Galium bifolium

Northern Bedstraw: Galium boreale (Synonyms: Galium boreale ssp. septentrionale, Galium boreale var. hyssopifolium, Galium boreale var. intermedium, Galium boreale var. linearifolium, Galium boreale var. scabrum, Galium boreale var. typicum) -

Rough Bedstraw, Mexican Bedstraw: Galium mexicanum var. asperulum (Synonyms: Galium asperrimum, Galium asperrimum var. asperulum, Galium asperulum, Galium filipes, Galium mexicanum ssp. asperulum) -

False Baby's Breath, False Baby's-breath, Wild Madder: Galium mollugo (Synonyms: Galium erectum, Galium mollugo ssp. erectum, Galium mollugo var. erectum) -

Many-flowered Bedstraw, Shrubby Bedstraw: Galium multiflorum var. multiflorum (Synonyms: Galium glabrescens, Galium glabrescens ssp. glabrescens, Galium glabrescens ssp. harticum, Galium glabrescens ssp. josephinense, Galium grayanum ssp. glabrescens) - In Washington, this taxon is now lumped into Galium serpenticum.

Sweet Woodruff, Sweetscented Bedstraw: Galium odoratum (Synonym: Asperula odorata) -

Oregon Bedstraw: Galium oreganum (Synonym: Galium kamtschaticum var. oreganum) -

Wall Bedstraw: Galium parisiense (Synonyms: Galium litigiosum var. nanum, Galium parisiense var. trichocarpum, Galium parisiense var. typicum) -

Intermountain Bedstraw, Serpentine Bedstraw: Galium serpenticum (Synonym: Galium serpenticum ssp. warnerense) - Found on the Roosevelt Grade in Klickitat County.

Rough Corn Bedstraw, Roughfruit Corn Bedstraw, Rough-fruited Corn Bedstraw: Galium tricornutum (Synonym: Galium tricorne) -

Small Bedstraw, Small Cleavers, Threepetal Bedstraw, Three-petal Bedstraw: Galium trifidum (Synonyms: Galium brandegei, Galium columbianum, Galium cymosum, Galium tinctorium, Galium trifidum ssp. columbianum, Galium trifidum ssp. pacificum, Galium trifidum ssp. subbiflorum, Galium trifidum ssp. subbifolium, Galium trifidum ssp. trifidum, Galium trifidum var. pacificum, Galium trifidum var. pusillum, Galium trifidum var. subbiflorum) -

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

Ladie's Bedstraw, Lady's Bedstraw, Yellow Bedstraw, Yellow Spring Bedstraw: Galium verum (Synonym: Galium verum var. verum) -

Kelloggia, Milk Kelloggia, Milky Kelloggia: Kelloggia galioides -

Blue Fieldmadder, Blue Field-madder, Blue Field Madder, Herb Sherard, Spurwort: Sherardia arvensis -

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