Galium boreale L.
Common Name: NORTHERN BEDSTRAW
Coefficient of Conservatism: 3
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Upland, ± open forests of oak, hickory, aspen, and/or pine; fields, meadows, prairie remnants; fens, tamarack swamps, thickets; banks of ditches, streams, and lakes.

A variable plant, the fruit may be bristly or smooth, the leaves narrowly linear or somewhat lanceolate (but always with 3–5 prominent longitudinal veins at the base), and the stems glabrous or occasionally pubescent.

Locations

Alpena County
Arenac County
Barry County
Bay County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Clare County
Clinton County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gogebic County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lake County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Osceola County
Oscoda County
Ottawa County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 12, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2582.