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Starr 051122-5320 Galium divaricatum

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Rubiaceae
Subfamilia: Rubioideae
Tribus: Rubieae
Genus: Galium
Species: Galium divaricatum

Galium divaricatum Pourr. ex Lam.

Galium divaricatum is a species of flowering plant in the coffee family known by the common name Lamarck's bedstraw.


The plant is native to the Mediterranean Basin and the Black Sea region, from Portugal and Morocco to Turkey and Crimea; as well as the Macaronesia archipelago of the eastern Atlantic Ocean, on the Azores, Canary Islands, and Madeira.

It has naturalized in Belgium, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and scattered locations in the mainland United States.[1][2][3]

Galium divaricatumis a small annual herb with thin spreading stems up to 30 centimeters long. The small, pointed leaves are arranged in whorls of up to eight about the stem.

It bears white flowers. The fruit is a hairless nutlet.[4][5][6][7]

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Galium divaricatum
Biota of North America Program Galium divaricatum
Altervista Flora Italiana, Galium divaricatum
Jepson Manual Treatment
Lamarck, Jean Baptiste Antoine Pierre de Monnet de. 1788. Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique 2(2): 580–581
Zuloaga, F. O., O. N. Morrone, M. J. Belgrano, C. Marticorena & E. Marchesi. (eds.) 2008. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares del Cono Sur. Monographs in systematic botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107(1–3): i–xcvi, 1–3348.
Hickman, J. C. 1993. The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California 1–1400. University of California Press, Berkeley.

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