Connecticut Plants
Galium aparine L.

Cleavers has long stems that sprawl over the ground or over other plants.

  • Family: bedstraw (Rubiaceae)
  • Habitat: damp woods and thickets
  • Height: 4 to 12 inches
  • Flower size: 1/16 inch across
  • Flower color: white to pale green
  • Flowering time: May to July
  • Origin: native
Galium aparine L.

Cleavers has small hooks on its stems, leaves, and seeds, causing it to stick to clothing.

Galium aparine L.