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Rubiaceae (Madder (Bedstraw) Family)

Galium aparine


Plant TypeForb
Life CycleAnnual
Leaf TypeSimple
Leaf PatternWhorled
Other NotesThe backward pointing hairs on this plant will cling to clothing. This plant has also been called milkmaid's grass because the a handful of the plant was sometimes used over the surface of fresh milk to pick up stray cow hairs.