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Galium boreale

Galium boreale (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Gentianales
Familia: Rubiaceae
Subfamiliae: Rubioideae
Tribus: Rubieae
Genus: Galium
Species: Galium boreale

Name

Galium boreale Linnaeus

Reference

Sp. Pl.: 108 (1753).


Vernacular names
English: Northern Bedstraw
Français: Gaillet boréal
Lietuvių: Šiaurinis lipikas
Polski: Przytulia pólnocna
Sámegiella: vitmåra
Suomi: ahomatara

Galium boreale or Northern Bedstraw is a plant species of the genus Galium.

Gallium boreale is edible, with a sweet smell and taste, and can be eaten as a wild salad green. Varieties such as Galium boreale which do not contain the small hooks on the stem are not as palatable as the hooked varieties of Galium, like Galium aparine, but are important plants to remember for survival purposes. The germination rate of Galium is 26 percent in optimal conditions.
References

Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West, Gregory L. Tilford, ISBN 0-87842-359-1
External links

USDA Plants Profile

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