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Sonoran Desert Plants
Galium aparine (Stickywilly, Goose-grass Bedstraw)



 Galium aparine

 Galium aparine

Habitat: near water
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: linear or lanceolate or oblanceolate,rough,apparently whorled
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: spring
Spines: spineless
Family: Rubiaceae (madder family)
Abundance: introduced,uncommon
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona Part 19. Eudicots: Polygalaceae to Simmondsiaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-47: 1-71. Published 23 June 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 51 (13.7 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Galium aparine (opens in a new tab).






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