Galium australe

Common Name:

Tangled Bedstraw



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEJKNPSTWZ) also SA, NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Widespread but mostly in near-coastal habitats 1
Riparian scrub and forest 2

Flower Description:

White 1


Scrambling perennial herb with slender stems 20-60 cm long 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Stems are 4-angled and leaves have recurved margins, are sessile and in whorls of 4 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.