Weed ID

gcotterl(9)April 6, 2013

This weed feels sticky

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Galium

    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 5:58PM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Yep. Aka velcro weed

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 3:37PM
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Altito

it's medicinal and makes a great tasting tea that cleanses the system. It's strong and safe. I'd dry that instead of composting it... but that's just me.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 9:33PM
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nelsoncastro

It produces pretty little tiny white flowers which then develop into horrendous little velcro-like seeds. In late spring when you walk through any unmowed open area, these velcro seeds stick tenaciously to any cloth, especially socks and shoelaces, that happens to brush past the plant.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 9:19PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

This plant usually comes up here before the grass is growing. It's easy to rake up if you don't want/need to mow yet. If done before seeds form, that should help break the cycle, less plants next year.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 11:46AM
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Raw_Nature(5 OH)

Galium Aparine aka "cleaver".. Very very healthy, and it more palatable than Most medicinal wild edibles.. I was just foraging for cleavers the other day, they just sprouted a few weeks ago here.. I would eat eat them in salads/juice,etc.. Dont take that powerful medicine for granted! You aren't going to get this potent stuff over the counter, trust me!

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 12:32AM
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