New York Natural Heritage Program
Shining Bedstraw
Galium concinnum Torr. & Gray
Galium concinnum Stephen M. Young
Family: Madder Family (Rubiaceae)

State Protection: Endangered
listed species are those with: 1) 5 or fewer extant sites, or 2) fewer than 1,000 individuals, or 3) restricted to fewer than 4 U.S.G.S. 7 minute topographical maps, or 4) species listed as endangered by U.S. Department of Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: This plant is endangered/critically imperiled in New York because of extreme rarity (typically 5 or fewer populations or very few remaining individuals) or is extremely vulnerable to extirpation from New York due to biological factors.

Global Rarity Rank: G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5 means: This species is demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.

Did you know?
The genus name Galium comes from the Greek word "gala" or milk and refers to the ability of some species of Galium to curdle milk. The species name is from the Latin "concinnus" meaning well-arranged, skillfully joined, beautiful, or striking. In full flower this species is one of the most beautiful of the Galium species but since New York is on the eastern edge of its range it does not attain the size and beauty of the plants of the Midwest.

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are three existing populations but all of them are small and we lack a complete understanding of their threats and management issues. There are three additional historical locations, but one of them is probably extirpated.

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