Galium brevipes Fernald & Wiegand
Common Name: SHORT-STALKED BEDSTRAW
Coefficient of Conservatism: 6
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Galium brevipes mats A. A. Reznicek mats

Marshy ground, conifer thickets; especially characteristic of recently exposed calcareous shores and bottoms, interdunal hollows, and ditches.

Typically forms dense ± prostrate tangled mats (though other species may do the same if growing on open sites without vegetation to support them). The very small pedicels (usually ± recurved), fruits, corollas, and leaves, if all are displayed, are distinctive.

Locations

Alger County
Charlevoix County
    Only on Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Delta County
Emmet County
Ingham County
Iosco County
Kalamazoo County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Presque Isle County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 15, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2583.