CLEAVERS GOOSEGRASS BEDSTRAW





(Galium Aparine) Madder family



Flowers - Small, white, 4-parted, inconspicuous, in clusters of 1

to 3 on peduncles from the axils of upper leaves. Stem: 2 to 5

ft. long, scrambling, weak, square; bristly on the angles.

Leaves: in whorls of 6 or 8, narrow, midrib and edges very rough.

Fruit: Rounded, twin seed-vessels, beset with many hooked

bristles.

Preferred Habitat - Shady ground.

Flowering Season - May-September.

Distribution - Eastern half of United States and Canada.



Among some seventy other English folk names by which cleavers are

known are the following, taken from Britton and Brown's

"Illustrated Flora": "CATCHWEED, BEGGAR-LICE, BURHEAD,





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