Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05194 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Galium boreale L.
Common name   northern bedstraw
Donna M. Barnes   734  
Coll. Date 30 June 2001 
United States
Wasatch County
Locality S of Cascade Springs, ca. 2 miles along dirt road.
     Elev.: 6053 ft. (1845 m.)
Habitat Notes dry uplands, wet stream bank, dark soil, scrub oak-willow community. 
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 40° 26'  N, 111° 23'  W
Township Range T5S R3E Sec. 23 SE1/4  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05194s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05143s1.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.
05193 Agastache urticifolia      "nettle-leaf horse-mint" same section
13143 Carduus nutans      "nodding plumeless thistle" same section
05203 Carduus nutans      "nodding plumeless thistle" same section
05202 Deschampsia elongata      "slender hairgrass" same section
05195 Matricaria maritima      "mayweed" same section
05186 Poa palustris      "fowl bluegrass" same section
05187 Poa palustris      "fowl bluegrass" same section
05192 Polemonium caeruleum      "charity" same section
05196 Scirpus microcarpus      "panicled bulrush" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Daniels Canyon (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 1.4 mi. N   Twin Peaks 
Boomer Canyon (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 1.3 mi. E   Center Creek 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Wasatch County, UT 3.2 mi. N 5771  Charleston 
Boomer Canyon (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 2.6 mi. SE   Center Creek 
Daniel (Populated Place) Wasatch County, UT 3.1 mi. N 5719  Charleston 
Wallsburg Wildlife Management Area (Park) Wasatch County, UT 2.7 mi. W 6391  Charleston 
Center Creek (Populated Place) Wasatch County, UT 3.4 mi. N 5932  Center Creek 
Big Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 3.1 mi. NW   Charleston 
Center Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 3.7 mi. N   Heber Mountain 
Heber Valley Bible Church (Church) Wasatch County, UT 3.8 mi. N 5699  Charleston 
Wallsburg Cemetery (Cemetery) Wasatch County, UT 3.5 mi. SW 5758  Charleston 
Humbug Canal (Canal) Wasatch County, UT 3.9 mi. N 5683  Charleston 
Wallsburg Post Office (Post Office) Wasatch County, UT 3.8 mi. SW 5735  Charleston 
Wallsburg (Populated Place) Wasatch County, UT 3.8 mi. SW 5686  Charleston 
Center Creek Cemetery (Cemetery) Wasatch County, UT 3.8 mi. NE 6050  Center Creek 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Wasatch County, UT 3.8 mi. SW 5670  Charleston 
North Ditch (Canal) Wasatch County, UT 3.5 mi. SW 5643  Charleston 
Whiskey Spring Picnic Area (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 3.6 mi. SE 6401  Center Creek 
Boren Ditch (Canal) Wasatch County, UT 4.6 mi. S 6080  Wallsburg Ridge 
Heber City Airport (Airport) Wasatch County, UT 4.2 mi. N 5617  Charleston 


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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