Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 07710 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Galium boreale L.
Common name   northern bedstraw
Donna M. Barnes   2935  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Jolley
Coll. Date 25 June 2002 
United States
Cache County
Locality Logan Canyon, near Tony's Grove, Logan River.
     Elev.: 6253 ft. (1906 m.)
Habitat Notes flat meadow. 
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° 52'  N, 111° 33'  W
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: 07710s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05143s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05194s1.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.
07712 Agoseris glauca  var. agrestis   "field agoseris" same section
07767 Arnica longifolia      "spearleaf arnica" same section
07709 Betula glandulosa      "resin birch" same section
14674 Haplopappus watsonii  var. rydbergii   "Rydberg's goldenbush" 1.5 mi. SE
12566 Petrophytum caespitosum      "rockmat" 1.5 mi. SE
07765 Potentilla arguta  var. convallaria   "cream prairie cinquefoil" same section
14867 Salix boothii      "Booth's willow" 1.5 mi. SE
14869 Salix drummondiana      "Drummond's willow" 1.5 mi. SE
14673 Salix eriocephala      "Missouri River willow" 1.5 mi. SE
14671 Salix eriocephala      "Missouri River willow" 1.5 mi. SE
14672 Salix scouleriana      "Scouler's willow" 1.5 mi. SE
07711 Senecio serra  var. serra   "tall ragwort" same section
07708 Sidalcea oregana      "Oregon checkerbloom" same section
07766 Trifolium hybridum      "alsike clover" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cottonwood Spring (Spring) Cache County, UT 178 ft. N 6792  Temple Peak 
Worm Fence Spring (Spring) Cache County, UT 2061 ft. S 6877  Temple Peak 
Little Bear Spring (Spring) Cache County, UT 0.8 mi. N 6703  Tony Grove Creek 
Utah State University Forestry Field Station (School) Cache County, UT 0.9 mi. NW 6260  Tony Grove Creek 
Little Bear Creek (Stream) Cache County, UT 1.1 mi. NW   Tony Grove Creek 
West Hodges Creek (Stream) Cache County, UT 0.9 mi. W   Temple Peak 
Theurer Hollow (Valley) Cache County, UT 0.9 mi. W   Tony Grove Creek 
Sedge Spring (Spring) Cache County, UT 1.2 mi. N 6585  Tony Grove Creek 
Conifer Box Spring (Spring) Cache County, UT 1.4 mi. SE 8603  Temple Peak 
Tony Grove Creek (Stream) Cache County, UT 1.6 mi. N   Naomi Peak 
Tony Grove Memorial Guard Station (Locale) Cache County, UT 1.6 mi. N 6270  Tony Grove Creek 
Twin Creek Corral (Locale) Cache County, UT 1.4 mi. W 6211  Temple Peak 
Snowbank Spring (Spring) Cache County, UT 1.6 mi. SE 8688  Temple Peak 
Little Bear Pond (Lake) Cache County, UT 1.5 mi. E 8567  Temple Peak 
Bunchgrass Creek (Stream) Cache County, UT 1.9 mi. N   Naomi Peak 
Lewis M Turner Campground (Locale) Cache County, UT 1.7 mi. NW 6388  Tony Grove Creek 
Tony Grove (Woods) Cache County, UT 2 mi. N 7038  Tony Grove Creek 
Temple Aspen Spring (Spring) Cache County, UT 2 mi. SE 7655  Temple Peak 
Twin Creek (Stream) Cache County, UT 1.8 mi. W   Tony Grove Creek 
Red Banks Campground (Locale) Cache County, UT 2.3 mi. N 6355  Tony Grove Creek 


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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