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Scientific Name: Galium aparine
Pronunciation: GAL-ee-um ap-AR-in-nee
Common Name: northern bedstraw, cleavers
Family Name: Rubiaceae
Plant Type: Annual, Vine or climber, Weed (horticultural)
Key ID Features:
Course(s): Level 2 Apprenticeship

Habit: Arching, Irregular, Open, Pendulous, Spreading
Form: Climbing, Irregular
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Herb
Additional Info: Google Images
northern bedstraw, cleavers
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Whorled
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glandular hairs
Colour in Summer:
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acuminate
Margins: Ciliate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:4
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Colour (petals): Not showy, White
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Fruit Type: Nut, Schizocarp
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Not showy, schizocarp of two nutlets with bristles for animal dispersion

Bark or Stem Colour:
Additional Info:squarish ribbed stems

Propagation: Seed
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