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

Galium trifidum L.
small bedstraw (threepetal bedstraw)
Rubiaceae (Madder family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Distribution of Galium trifidum
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Species Information

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Ecological Framework for Galium trifidum

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)

Site Information
Value / Class




Elevation (metres) 0 844 2000
Slope Gradient (%) -2 11 118
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
0 32 360
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
1 5 8
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: BAFA(1), BG(4), BWBS(116), CDF(8), CWH(235), ESSF(136), ICH(253), IDF(101), MH(3), MS(61), PP(6), SBPS(52), SBS(361), SWB(11)

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Asperula tinctoria L.
Galium brandegeei A. Gray p.p.
Galium claytonii Michx.
Galium claytonii var. subbiflorum (Wiegand) Wiegand
Galium columbianum Rydb.
Galium cymosum Wiegand
Galium obtusum var. floridanum (Wiegand) Fernald
Galium obtusum var. ramosum Gleason
Galium subbiflorum (Wiegand) Rydb.
Galium tinctorium subsp. floridanum (Wiegand) Puff
Galium tinctorium var. diversifolium W. Wight
Galium tinctorium var. floridanum Wiegand
Galium tinctorium var. subbiflorum (Wiegand) Fernald
Galium trifidum subsp. brevipes (Fernald & Wiegand) A. Löve & D. Löve
Galium trifidum subsp. pacificum (Wiegand) Piper
Galium trifidum subsp. tinctorium (L.) H. Hara
Galium trifidum var. latifolium Torr.
Galium trifidum var. pacificum Wiegand
Galium trifidum var. pusillum A. Gray
Galium trifidum var. subbiflorum Wiegand
Galium trifidum var. tinctorium (L.) Torr. & A. Gray

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