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Galium palustre

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 palustre

Galium palustre L.

Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum. Tomus I: 105. Reference page.

Vernacular names
azərbaycanca: Bataqlıq qatıqotu
català: Espunyidella palustre
kaszëbsczi: Panieńsczé włosë
čeština: Svízel bahenní
Cymraeg: Briwydd y gors
dansk: Kær-Snerre
Deutsch: Sumpf-Labkraut
English: Common Marsh-bedstraw
español: Galio palustre
suomi: Rantamatara
français: Gaillet des marais
hornjoserbsce: Bahnowy sydrik
Nederlands: Moeraswalstro
polski: Przytulia błotna
русский: Подмаренник болотный
slovenčina: Lipkavec močiarny
svenska: Vattenmåra
中文: 沼生拉拉藤

Galium palustre, the common marsh bedstraw[1] or simply marsh-bedstraw,[2] is a herbaceous annual plant of the family Rubiaceae. This plant is widely distributed, native to virtually every country in Europe, plus Morocco, the Azores, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Western Siberia, Greenland, eastern Canada, St. Pierre & Miquelon, and parts of the United States (primarily the Michigan and the Northeast, but with isolated populations in Tennessee, Montana, Washington and Oregon). The species is classified as a noxious weed in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and New Hampshire. It is considered naturalized in Kamchatka, Australia, New Zealand and Argentina.[3][4][5][6]

In Britain, Galium palustre is part of the British NVC Community M23 (Juncus effusus/acutiflorus – Galium palustre rush-pasture). It is a component of Purple moor grass and rush pastures - a type of Biodiversity Action Plan habitat in the UK. It occurs on poorly drained neutral and acidic soils of the lowlands and upland fringe. It is found in the South West of England, especially in Devon.


USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Galium palustre". The PLANTS Database ( Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
BSBI List 2007 (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Biota of North America Program
Altervista Flora Italiana

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