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Physical Setting
Climate
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Tucson Plants
Tucson Animals
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PlantsNative TreesNative ShrubsNative CactusesWildflowersOther Plants
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Common Bedstraw (Galium aparine)
common bedstrawDESCRIPTION: Annual to 3'. Flowers white to greenish, with 4 petals, to 1/8" wide. Leaves simple, smooth-edged, linear, and in whorls. Stems are weak, but contain barbs that cling to clothes (and fur). Rubiaceae (Madder) Family.
NATURAL HISTORY: Flowers bloom in spring. Name comes from fact that people once used plants to stuff their mattresses.

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