Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Galium aparine L. image
Photographer: Paul Drobot           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Kurt Stüber

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Marion Sheehan

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot
Family Rubiaceae
Galium aparine L.
annual bedstraw, cleavers, goose-grass, sticky-willy
Galium: from Greek word gala, "milk," and alluding to the fact that certain species were used to curdle milk
aparine: Greek name for the plant called cleavers, scratching
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Status: Native
Plant: scrambling annual, 4"-40" tall forb, usually only a few branches; stems weak, 4 -angled, with fine, clinging hooks; from a short taproot
Flower: white to greenish, tiny, 4-parted; inflorescence a stalked, usually 3-5 flowered cluster from the leaf axils; blooms May-June
Fruit:ball-like, bristly
Leaf:whorls of usually 6, narrow, hairy leaflets
Habitat: mostly shade; moist rich woods
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Galium agreste Wallr. var. echinospermum Wallr.
Galium aparine L. var. aparine
Galium aparine L. var. echinospermum (Wallr.) Farw.
Galium aparine L. var. intermedium (Merr.) Briq.
Galium aparine L. var. minor Hook.
Galium aparine L. var. vaillantii (DC.) Koch
Galium spurium L. var. echinospermum (Wallr.) Hayek
Galium spurium L. var. vaillantii (DC.) Gren. & Godr.
Galium spurium L. var. vaillantii (DC.) G.Beck
Galium vaillantii DC.

         
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