Galium aparine-Common Bedstraw is part of the Rosaceae (Rose) family. If you are walking out there in the woods too quickly, you will miss this fine gem. What I appreciate about Galium aparine is how she informs me about water. Back in June, I didn’t see much of anything, unless I hiked a little higher. This one blooms from February to May. You might say I missed my chance, but it really told me how dry the woods were at that time. After the rains, Galium aparine just popped up everywhere! They are now in bloom. Plants tell you stories and this is why we need to let them be and come to visit them from time to time. Pollinators also need these flowers, no matter how tiny.
Mount Lemmon, AZ
Christina Grossman, MA, CCA, CH
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Field Guide: Rose, F. (2012). Mountain Trees of Southern Arizona: A Field Guide. Tucson, AZ: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press.
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