|Scientific Name||Galium aparine||USDA PLANTS Symbol||GAAP2|
|Common Name||Stickywilly, Catchweed Bedstraw, Cleavers||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||34797|
|Description||Habitat: Moist places, shady areas in woods, thickets, prairies and waste areas; very common plant, naturalized throughout the US.
Plant: Annual plant, weak erect or reclining sticky-hairy stems, up to 3 ft. long.
Leaves: Linear-oblanceolate to oblanceolate with 6 to 8 in whorled pattern; 3/4 to 2-3/4 inches long; tiny hooks along edges.
Inflorescence: Cluster of one to five very small white to greenish-white flowers growing on branchlet from a leaf axil; less than 1/10 across; 4 pointed petals, 2 styles and 4 stamens.
Bloom Period: March to May.
References: SEINet and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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