130515 CLEAVERS Galium aparine (Rubiaceae) Height to 1.5m
Sprawling annual of hedgerows and disturbed ground. Stems are square and rough; backward-pointing bristles on the edges help secure plant’s scrambling progress through vegetation. FLOWERS are 2mm across and greenish white, with 4 petals; in clusters arising from leaf axils (May-Sep). FRUITS are nutlets with hooked bristles. LEAVES have backward-pointing marginal bristles. STATUS-Common and widespread.