Galium virgatum

ClassificationDicots
FamilyRubiaceae
Family (Traditional)Rubiaceae
GenusGalium
Species:Galium virgatum Nutt.
Common NameSouthwestern Bedstraw
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Leaf Arrangement: whorled; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Schizocarp; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 7
StatusNative; TN[SNR] (State Rank); G4G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Cannon (TN), Davidson (TN), Maury (TN), Rutherford (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, MTSU, TENN, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1879 - 2009

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0204962 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Galium virgatum
TENN-V-0204968 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Galium virgatum
BRIT143778 Tennessee
VDB
Galium virgatum
BRIT143826 Tennessee
VDB
Galium virgatum
TENN-V-0204967 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Galium virgatum
TENN-V-0204963 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Galium virgatum
APSC0004257 Maury Tennessee 15 May 2009 Margret Rhinehart
185
APSC
Galium virgatum
APSC0004262 Wilson Tennessee 08 May 1966 Ken Rogers
44610
APSC
Galium virgatum
MTSU017855 Cannon Tennessee 15 Apr 1980 Landon E. McKinney
069
MTSU
Galium virgatum
BRIT143777 Tennessee
VDB
Galium virgatum
BRIT143779 Tennessee
VDB
Galium virgatum
TENN-V-0204966 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Galium virgatum
TENN-V-0210306 Davidson Tennessee 30 May 1879 A. Gattinger
TENN
Galium virgatum
APSC0004264 Maury Tennessee 23 May 2003 D. Estes, B.E. Wofford, R. Small et al.
4577
APSC
Galium virgatum
APSC0004263 Rutherford Tennessee 17 Apr 1955 H.R. DeSelm
419(D)
APSC
Galium virgatum
BRIT143776 Tennessee
VDB
Galium virgatum
BRIT143774 Tennessee
VDB
Galium virgatum
BRIT143780 Tennessee
VDB
Galium virgatum
BRIT143775 Tennessee
VDB
Galium virgatum
TENN-V-0204964 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Galium virgatum
TENN-V-0204965 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Galium virgatum
TENN-V-0204961 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Galium virgatum
APSC0004258 Rutherford Tennessee 12 May 2009 Roger McCoy
APSC
Galium virgatum
APSC0070124 Wilson Tennessee
APSC
Galium virgatum
MTSU017854 Cannon Tennessee 13 May 1980 Landon E. McKinney
0109
MTSU
Galium virgatum
BRIT143825 Tennessee
VDB
Galium virgatum
BRIT143773 Tennessee
VDB
Galium virgatum
BRIT143824 Tennessee
VDB
Galium virgatum
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Plant Photos

Galium virgatum - Dwayne Estes
Galium virgatum - Dwayne Estes
Galium virgatum - Dwayne Estes
Galium virgatum - Dwayne Estes