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
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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