Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 18136 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Galium boreale L.
Common name   northern bedstraw
Steve Hegji   0293  
Coll. Date 28 June 2014 
United States
Utah County
Locality FR051, Third Water Creek;
     Elev.: 7088 ft. (2161 m.)
Habitat Notes trailside, Prunus, Amelanchier, Salix. 
Latitude Longitude 40° 5'  0.76" N, 111° 16'  40.58" 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.


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

     Galium circaezans var. circaezans Michx.

     Galium bermudense L. p.p.
     Galium boreale sensu Walt., non L.
     Galium boreale var. hyssopifolium (Hoffmann) DC.
     Galium boreale var. intermedium DC.
     Galium boreale var. linearifolium Rydb.
     Galium boreale var. scabrum DC.
     Galium boreale ssp. septentrionale (Roemer & J.A. Schultes) Hara
     Galium boreale ssp. septentrionale (Roemer & J.A. Schultes) Iltis
     Galium boreale var. typicum G. Beck
     Galium brachiatum sensu Muhl., non Pursh
     Galium circaeoides Roemer & J.A. Schultes
     Galium circaezans var. glabellum Britt.
     Galium circaezans var. glabrum Britt.
     Galium circaezans var. typicum Fern.
     Galium rotundifolium var. circaezans (Michx.) Kuntze

Common Name(s): licorice bedstraw, northern bedstraw.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=528209, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Rubiales
                                Family: Rubiaceae
                                    Genus: Galium
                                        Species: Galium circaezans
                                            Variety: Galium circaezans var. circaezans


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05143s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05194s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07710s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08759s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09664s1.jpg 
specimen image: 15800s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
18137 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. laxifolium   "loose-leaf wild buckwheat" 892 ft. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Second Water Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. S 7533  Rays Valley 
Rays Valley (Basin) Utah County, UT 1 mi. N 7153  Rays Valley 
Third Water Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. NE 8170  Rays Valley 
Fourth Water Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. W   Strawberry Reservoir SW 
First Water Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 2 mi. S 7487  Rays Valley 
Fourth Water Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 2 mi. NE 8232  Rays Valley 
Third Water Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. W   Strawberry Reservoir SW 
First Water Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. SW   Strawberry Reservoir SW 
Second Water Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. SW   Strawberry Reservoir SW 
First Water Cabin (Locale) Utah County, UT 3 mi. S 7402  Rays Valley 
First Water Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 3 mi. S 7477  Rays Valley 
Fifth Water Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 3.3 mi. N 8019  Two Tom Hill 
Uinta National Forest (Forest) Salt Lake County, UT 3.2 mi. NE 7907  Two Tom Hill 
Oak Spring Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 3 mi. SW   Rays Valley 
Fifth Water (Summit) Utah County, UT 3.6 mi. N 8291  Two Tom Hill 
Indian Spring (Spring) Wasatch County, UT 3.1 mi. SE 8025  Strawberry Reservoir SW 
Tanner Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 3.2 mi. NW 6493  Rays Valley 
Jocks Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 3.4 mi. SW   Rays Valley 
Fifth Water Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 3.2 mi. W   Strawberry Reservoir NW 
Miller Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 4 mi. SW 7891  Rays Valley 


Taxon Links for species Galium boreale  L.

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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