Galium verum L.
Common Name: YELLOW BEDSTRAW
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Native to Europe and the Middle East, escaping from cultivation. Fields, meadows, roadsides, railroads; several of our relatively few collections are from the vicinity of golf courses and untended lawns, suggesting a possible origin in contaminated grass seed. First collected in 1885 in Ingham Co.

The dense, attractive, bright yellow flowers have a strong aroma. The distinctive needle-like leaves may be as many as 12 at a node.

Locations

Alpena County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Cheboygan County
Delta County
Emmet County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Jackson County
Leelanau County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
Macomb County
Mecosta County
Oakland County
Saginaw County
Schoolcraft County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 18, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2599.