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White Flowers ( Umbrella-shaped Flower Clusters )
Madder Family (Rubiaceae)

Northern Bedstraw
Galium boreale

Season: Spring/Summer
Habitat:
 Montane on both sides of Continental Divide
Height:
 Up to 50 cm

Description: This common wildflower is quite easy to identify. The four sided green stem rises, and the leaves join the stem in whorls of 4. As you move higher up the stem, several paired branches also sprout These may in turn have a whorl of leaves with branches. At the upper end of the plant, several terminal clusters of white, four parted flowers bloom. The flowers are approximately 6 mm across.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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