Galium septentrionale (Northern Bedstraw)
Family:
Rubiaceae (Madder)
         
Galium septentrionale has whorled leaves in groups of four. The larger leaves, toward the middle or base of the stem, have three parallel veins. Flowers have four petals and four stamens. Flowers of G. septentrionale are concentrated toward the top of the plant.

Vegetation zone:  Foothills, Montane, Subalpine
Time of bloom:  March - August
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers