Latin name: Galium stellatum Kellogg
  Pronunciation: GAY-lee-um stel-LAY-tum
  Common name: Star-flowered bedstraw
  Family: Rubiaceae (Madder)
  Habitat: Rocky slopes to 5000', creosote bush
  scrub, joshua tree woodland, deserts from Inyo to
  Imperial County
  Blooming period: March to April
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Galium
  2) stellatum  
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