Galium munzii

Galium munzii (Munz's bedstraw) is a species of plant in the family Rubiaceae.[1] It is native to California (Inyo, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties), Arizona (Mohave and Coconino Cos.), Nevada (Clark and Lincoln Cos.), and Utah (Washington and Tooele Cos.).[2][3]

Munz's bedstraw
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Galium
G. munzii
Binomial name
Galium munzii
Hilend & J.T.Howell

Galium munzii is a profusely branching, dioecious herb.[4] Leaves are in whorls of 4, broadly egg-shaped or almost round. Flowers are pale green.[1][4][5]


Two subspecies are recognized:[2]

  • Galium munzii subsp. ambivalens Dempster & Ehrend. – Coconino County
  • Galium munzii subsp. munzii – rest of species range


  1. ^ a b Hilend, Martha Luella & Howell, John Thomas. 1934. Leaflets of Western Botany 1(12): 135–136
  2. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Biota of North America Program
  4. ^ a b Hickman, J. C. 1993. The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California 1–1400. University of California Press, Berkeley.
  5. ^ Munz, P. A. 1974. Flora of Southern California 1–1086. University of California Press, Berkeley.[ISBN missing]

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