Galium kamtschaticum Steller
FamilyRubiaceae — APG family: Rubiaceae
SynonymsGalium rotundifolium var. kamtschaticum (Steller) Kuntze.
DescriptionStems glabrous, from filiform, stoloniferous rhizome; leaves 3-veined, broadly ovate or obovate, obtuse, short-mucronate, 4 in a whorl, the lower smaller than the upper; peduncles 1-3, 2-3-flowered, from uppermost whorl; calyx lobes ovate- lanceolate; corolla greenish-white with acute lobes; fruit with hooked bristles.
EcologyMoist, mossy places. Described from Kamchatka.
In the Cascades of Oregon and Washington, var. oreganum (Britt.) Piper (G. oreganum Britt.) occurs; its range is indicated by broken line on circumpolar map. Very closely related to the European G. scabrum L.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.