Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 02701 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Galium mexicanum Kunth
Infraspecific    var. asperulum (A. Gray) Dempster
P. M. Ralphs   8  
Coll. Date 14 May 1976 
United States
Cache County
Locality Card Canyon, forested hillside.
     Elev.: 7000 ft. (2134 m.)
Habitat Notes Among Populus on loam, dry-moist. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 41° 45'  41" N, 111° 42'  34" W
Township Range T12N, R2E  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Galium mexicanum ssp. asperulum (Gray) Dempster

     Galium asperrimum var. asperulum Gray
     Galium asperulum (Gray) Rydb.
     Galium mexicanum var. asperulum (Gray) Dempster

Common Name(s): Mexican bedstraw.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=34889, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Rubiales
                                Family: Rubiaceae
                                    Genus: Galium
                                        Species: Galium mexicanum
                                            Subspecies: Galium mexicanum ssp. asperulum


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 02701s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04849s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
02678 Erysimum capitatum  var. capitatum   "sand dune wallflower" same section
02698 Erysimum capitatum  var. capitatum   "sand dune wallflower" same section
02693 Fragaria vesca  var. bracteata   "woodland strawberry" same section
02700 Hackelia micrantha      "small-flowered stickseed" same section
02707 Lathyrus laetivirens      "plateau vetchling" same section
02679 Lithophragma glabrum      "bulbous woodland-star" same section
02676 Viola adunca      "hook-spur violet" same section
02699 Viola nephrophylla      "northern bog violet" same section
02680 Viola nuttallii      "Nuttall's violet" same section
02684 Wyethia amplexicaulis      "mule's ears" same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Dewitt Campground (Locale) Cache County, UT 1549 ft. S 5043  Mount Elmer 
Malibu Campground (Locale) Cache County, UT 1527 ft. E 5056  Mount Elmer 
Guinavah Campground (Locale) Cache County, UT 2741 ft. E 5063  Mount Elmer 
Spring Hollow Campground (Locale) Cache County, UT 0.7 mi. SW 5033  Mount Elmer 
Spring Hollow (Valley) Cache County, UT 0.7 mi. SW   Logan Peak 
Upper Spring Hollow Picnic Area (Locale) Cache County, UT 0.9 mi. SW 5158  Logan Peak 
Beindneau Summer Home Area (Populated Place) Cache County, UT 0.8 mi. E 5243  Mount Elmer 
Guinavah Amphitheater (Locale) Cache County, UT 0.7 mi. E 5105  Mount Elmer 
Beirdneau Hollow (Valley) Cache County, UT 0.8 mi. E   Mount Elmer 
Mill Hollow (Valley) Cache County, UT 0.9 mi. SW   Logan Peak 
Beirdneau Campground (Locale) Cache County, UT 0.9 mi. E 5128  Mount Elmer 
Third Dam (Dam) Cache County, UT 0.9 mi. SW 5030  Mount Elmer 
Middle Spring Hollow Picnic Area (Locale) Cache County, UT 1.1 mi. SW 5164  Mount Elmer 
Gus Lind Flat (Flat) Cache County, UT 1.4 mi. SW 5026  Logan Peak 
Nook Campground (Locale) Cache County, UT 1.3 mi. E 5210  Mount Elmer 
Bridger Campground (Locale) Cache County, UT 1.6 mi. SW 4958  Logan Peak 
Browns Roll Off Campground (Locale) Cache County, UT 1.8 mi. E 5125  Mount Elmer 
Water Canyon (Valley) Cache County, UT 2.3 mi. N   Mount Elmer 
Beirdneau Peak (Summit) Cache County, UT 2.3 mi. N 8865  Mount Elmer 
Clark Hollow (Valley) Cache County, UT 2 mi. SW   Mount Elmer 


Taxon Links for species Galium mexicanum  Kunth

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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