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Hardham's Bedstraw
(Galium hardhamiae )
Rubiaceae

Hardham's Bedstraw; Photo Copyright 1984 California Native Plant Society
Photo Copyright 1984 CNPS

Description: Perennial herb, low and matted, with stems less than 12 inches (30cm) long. Leaves in whorls of 6, 1/16 - 1/8 inches (1-3mm) long, spear shaped to pear shaped, fleshy, bright green, with rolled down edges, and colorless leaf stalk. Inflorescence is long, leafy, with few flowers. Petals are yellow, green, or pinkish. Fruit is a berry. 

Distribution:

Habitat: Serpenting soil. Closed cone coniferous forest, chaparral. Elevation 1264 - 3120 feet.

Flowering Period: Blooms April - October.

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Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Field Office: Bakersfield

 
Last updated: 08-05-2010