Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 17936 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Galium stellatum Kellogg
Common name   starry bedstraw
R. Van Buren   1805  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 15 May 2010 
United States
Washington County
Locality Beaver Dam Mountains, W of Bulldog Pass, in Bulldog Canyon, S side of the road;
     Elev.: 3576 ft. (1090 m.)
Latitude Longitude 37° 1'  4.6" N, 113° 51'  6.6" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.
Voucher Voucher for "Woody Plants of Utah" by R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper, J. Cooper 
Specimen Notes Journal Code: L2S2. 


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

     Galium stellatum Kellogg

Common Name(s): starry bedstraw.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=34927, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Rubiales
                                Family: Rubiaceae
                                    Genus: Galium
                                        Species: Galium stellatum


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03685s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14556 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" 1.2 mi. E
17937 Aloysia wrightii      "Wright's beebrush" same section
18162 Amaranthus fimbriatus      "fringed pigweed" 1.2 mi. NE
03659 Bouteloua trifida      "red grama" 2829 ft. SW
04188 Buddleja utahensis      "Utah butterflybush" 2829 ft. SW
03688 Cheilanthes parryi      "Parry's lip fern" 2829 ft. SW
03661 Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus     2829 ft. SW
03662 Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus     2829 ft. SW
03693 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 2829 ft. SW
13218 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 2829 ft. SW
03686 Coleogyne ramosissima      "blackbrush" 2829 ft. SW
03690 Cryptantha barbigera      "bearded forget-me-not" 2829 ft. SW
03666 Cryptantha confertiflora      "basin yellow cat's eye" 2829 ft. SW
03681 Cryptantha flava      "yellow cat's eye" 2829 ft. SW
03678 Eriogonum fasciculatum      "Eastern Mojave wild buckwheat" 2829 ft. SW
03658 Erioneuron pilosum      "hairy woolly grass" 2829 ft. SW
03653 Erioneuron pulchellum      "desert fluffgrass" 2829 ft. SW
03670 Fallugia paradoxa      "Apache plume" 2829 ft. SW
03683 Ferocactus       "barrel cactus" 2829 ft. SW
03691 Galium proliferum      "limestone bedstraw" 2829 ft. SW
03696 Krameria       "little-leaf ratany" 2829 ft. SW
18163 Krascheninnikovia lanata      "winterfat" 1080 ft. S
03654 Lepidium lasiocarpum      "St. George peppercress" 2829 ft. SW
03692 Lomatium scabrum  var. tripinnatum   "rough desert parsley" 2829 ft. SW
03689 Nicotiana trigonophylla      "desert tobacco" 2829 ft. SW
03687 Penstemon petiolatus      "Sheep Range beardtongue" 2829 ft. SW
17935 Penstemon petiolatus      "Sheep Range beardtongue" same section
03948 Placidium squamulosum     2829 ft. SW
03657 Psilostrophe cooperi      "whitestem paperflower" 2829 ft. SW
03946 Psora crenata      "crenate fishscale lichen" 2829 ft. SW
03947 Psora crenata      "crenate fishscale lichen" 2829 ft. SW
03660 Rhus aromatica  var. simplicifolia   "skunkbush sumac" 2829 ft. SW
03684 Salvia dorrii      "purple sage" 2829 ft. SW
03673 Symphoricarpos longiflorus      "long-flowered snowberry" 2829 ft. SW
04189 Yucca brevifolia      "Joshua tree" 2829 ft. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Bulldog Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. NW   Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Knolls (Range) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 3373  Jarvis Peak 
Tabeau Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. W 4341  Jarvis Peak 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. N 4055  Castle Cliff 
Bulldog Pass (Gap) Washington County, UT 2.8 mi. E 4734  Jarvis Peak 
Joshua Tree Natural Area (Reserve) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. W 3140  Castle Cliff 
Black Warrior Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. NE 6257  Jarvis Peak 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. N 3862  Castle Cliff 
Cedar Pockets (Range) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. NE 4564  Jarvis Peak 
Summit Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.2 mi. N   Castle Cliff 
Westside Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 4.4 mi. N 5794  Jarvis Peak 
Paymaster Mine Shaft (Mine) Washington County, UT 4.2 mi. NE 5492  Jarvis Peak 
Apex Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 4.6 mi. NE 5243  Jarvis Peak 
Summit Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 5.4 mi. N 4600  Jarvis Peak 
Tahoari (Summit) Washington County, UT 5.3 mi. NE 5502  Jarvis Peak 
Sullivans Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 5.7 mi. S   Mount Bangs 
Jarvis Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 5.5 mi. NE 6411  Jarvis Peak 
Cedar Pockets Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 5.5 mi. SE   Jarvis Peak 
Cedar Pockets Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 5.5 mi. SE   Jarvis Peak 
Mountain Sheep Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 5.8 mi. SE   Mount Bangs 


Taxon Links for species Galium stellatum  Kellogg

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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