Galium boreale L., Sp. Pl. 108 1753. (syn: Aparine borealis (L.) Hill; Galium auriense Pourr. ex Willk. & LangeGalium boreale var. angustifolium (Freyn) Cufod.; Galium boreale var. ciliatum Nakai; Galium boreale var. diffusum (Schrad. ex Link) Rchb.; Galium boreale var. elatius Gaudin; Galium boreale var. genuinum ; Galium boreale f. genuinum ; Galium boreale var. glabrum Q.H.Liu, nom.illeg.; Galium boreale var. glabrum Spenn.; Galium boreale var. hirsutum Serg.; Galium boreale var. hispidulum Spenn.; Galium boreale f. hyssopifolium (Hoffm.) B.Boivin; Galium boreale subsp. hyssopifolium (Hoffm.) Schübl. &
G.Martens; Galium boreale var. hyssopifolium nom.superfl.; Galium boreale subsp. incurvatum (Urschler) Soják; Galium boreale var. intermedium DC.; Galium boreale var. kamtschaticum (Maxim.) Nakai; Galium boreale f. kamtschaticum Maxim.; Galium boreale var. koreanum Nakai; Galium boreale var. lanceolatum Nakai; Galium boreale var. lancilimbum W.C.Chen; Galium boreale f. latifolium Maxim., nom.illeg.; Galium boreale var. latifolium Turcz., nom.illeg.; Galium boreale var. leiocarpum Meyen; Galium boreale subsp. linearifolium (Rydb.) Soják; Galium boreale var. linearifolium Rydb.; Galium boreale var. nudum Klett & Richt.; Galium boreale subsp. pseudorubioides (Schur) Soó; Galium boreale var. pseudorubioides Schur; Galium boreale var. roseum N.Coleman; Galium boreale var. scabrum DC.; Galium boreale var. septentrionale ; Galium boreale subsp. septentrionale (Roem. & Schult.) H.Hara; Galium boreale var. typicum ; Galium boreale subsp. ussuriense (Pobed.) Vorosch.; Galium boreale var. vogesiacum (F.Gérard) Rouy; Galium boreale var. vulgare; Galium diffusum Schrad. ex Link; Galium hyssopifolium Hoffm.; Galium mesocarpon A.Kern.; Galium nervosum Lam.; Galium orbibracteatum Chaub.; Galium rubioides Willd. ex Ledeb. [Invalid]; Galium rubioides var. angustifolium Freyn; Galium rubioides var. hyssopifolium Pers.; Galium rubioides var. latifolium Freyn; Galium schilkense Popov; Galium septentrionale Roem. & Schult.; Galium septentrionale var. glabrum Urschler; Galium septentrionale var. incurvatum Urschler; Galium strictum Torr.; Galium trinerve Moench [Illegitimate]; Galium trinervium Gilib. [Invalid]; Galium ussuriense Pobed.; Galium utahense Eastw.; Galium vogesiacum F.Gérard; Rubia borealis (L.) Baill.; Trichogalium boreale (L.) Fourr.);

Subarctic and Temp. Northern Hemisphere (as per WCSP);

Afghanistan; Alaska; Albania; Alberta; Amur; Arizona; Austria; Baltic States;
Belarus; Belgium; British Columbia; Bulgaria; California; Central European Rus;
China North-Central; China South-Central; Colorado; Connecticut; Czechoslovakia;
Delaware; Denmark; East European Russia; Finland; France; Germany; Great
Britain; Greenland; Hungary; Iceland; Idaho; Illinois; India; Indiana; Inner
Mongolia; Iowa; Iran; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Kamchatka; Kentucky; Khabarovsk;
Korea; Magadan; Maine; Manchuria; Masachusettes; Michigan; Minnesota; Missouri;
Mongolia; Montana; Nebraska; Netherlands; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New
Mexico; New York; North Dakota; North European Russi; Northwest European R;
Norway; Ohio; Ontario; Oregon; Pakistan; Pennsylvania; Poland; Primorye;
Qinghai; Qubec; Rhode I.; Romania; Saskatchewan; South Dakota; South European
Russi; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Tennessee; Texas; Tibet; Transcaucasus;
Turkey; Ukraine; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Himalaya; West
Siberia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Xinjiang; Yugoslavia; Yukon
as per Catalogue of life;

Galium boreale or northern bedstraw[1] is a plant species of the Rubiaceae. It is widespread over the temperate and subarctic regions of Europe, Asia and North America including most of Canada and the northern United States.[2][3][4]

Gallium boreale is edible, with a sweet smell and taste, and can be eaten as a wild salad green. Varieties such as Galium boreale which do not contain the small hooks on the stem are not as palatable as the hooked varieties of Galium, like Galium aparine, but are important plants to remember for survival purposes.[5]
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Galium boreale L.
Locality: Muling, Lahaul Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India
Altitude: 3004m
Key to species: Leaves 3-nerved from base; flowers white, in many flowered axillary and terminal cymes.

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