Galium multiflorum

Shrubby Bedstraw

Erect, woody at base. Stems 4-sided when young. Leaves in whorls of 4; 2 pairs of unequal size; the larger pair 1/3–2/3 in., broadly egg-shaped, with rounded base and wide tip with small point. Flowers in groups of few clustered at and near stem top. Dioecious. Flowers bell-shaped, pale yellow, whitish, or pinkish. Grows in rocky places among sagebrush, on east side of Cascades.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--14 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Shrub-Steppe
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  • Native: Yes