E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Galium labradoricum (Wiegand) Wiegand
northern bog bedstraw
Rubiaceae (Madder family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Distribution of Galium labradoricum
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Species Information

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Perennial herb from a creeping rhizome; stems ascending to erect, solitary, simple or branched above, hairy at the nodes, otherwise smooth, 10-30 cm tall.
Basal leaves soon deciduous; stem leaves in whorls of 4, linear-oblanceolate, 8-14 mm long, short-hairy on the margins, 1-veined, soon recurved or drooping.
Inflorescence of 3, stalked, mostly terminal flowers; corollas white, 1.8-2 mm wide, 4-lobed; calyces obsolete.
Nutlets, 2, 1-2 mm long, smooth.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Bogs, wet meadows and moist forests in the montane zone; rare in NE BC; E to NF and S to NJ, OH and MN.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Ecological Framework for Galium labradoricum

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

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Value / Class




Elevation (metres) 980 980 980
Slope Gradient (%) 4 4 4
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
82 81 82
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
6 6 6
Modal Nutrient Regime
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: IDF(1)


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Galium tinctorium var. labradoricum Wieg.

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