Nuttall's Island Bedstraw [Galium nuttallii Gray ssp. insulare Ferris]

Nuttall's Island Bedstraw [Galium nuttallii Gray ssp. insulare Ferris]

Listing CNPS List 4 R-E-D Code 1-1-3

State/Federal. Status -- None RUBIACEAE Mar.-Jun.

Global Rank G2T3 State Rank S?

Distribution: Santa Catalina Island, Santa Cruz Island, and Santa Rosa Island

Habitat: Habitat for this bedstraw is presumed to be insular scrub. The common subspecies nuttallii along the coast utilizes relatively dense but low-growing and mesic sage scrub with a diverse shrub mix.

Known Sites: No verified sites for this species can be reliably reported for San Diego County.

Status: The status of Nuttall's Bedstraw in San Diego County is unknown; it is probably not present in the county. Attributions by Dempster in 1962 for four specimens from Point Loma, Soledad Mountain, Chollas Valley, and Dehesa are not mentioned within her 1979 published material concerning the distribution of ssp. insulare. It appears a re-evaluation has deleted the prior specimens from inclusion within the present understanding of this species.

Copyright May 1994 Craig H. Reiser.

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