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Flouers o Galium aparine
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Faimily: Rubiaceae
Tribe: Rubieae
Genus: Galium
c. 650, see text

Galium is a lairge genus o annual an perennial yerbaceous plants in the faimily Rubiaceae, occurrin in the temperate zones o baith the Northren an Soothren Hemispheres. Some species are informally kent as Bedstraw.[1]

Thare are ower 600 species of Galium,[2] wi estimates o 629[3] tae 650[4] as o 2013. The field madder, Sherardia arvensis, is a close relative an mey be ramfeeselt wi a tiny bedstraw. Asperula is a closely relatit genus an aw; some species o Galium (such as woodruff, G. odoratum) are occasionally placit tharein.

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  1. Galium. Archived 2017-06-05 at the Wayback Machine USDA PLANTS.
  2. Galium. Flora of China.
  3. "WCSP". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Retrieved 5 Apryle 2010.
  4. Galium. The Jepson eFlora 2013.

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