Can't find this weed online

mrman3390September 16, 2012

I'm having trouble identifying this weed. It grows like a mat on the ground and over rocks/barriers, very shallow roots, very small white flowers, long thin leaves. I live in central Connecticut.

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Galium, sometimes called velcro weed.

See all those buds? That means flowers, then seeds. Lots!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 1:03AM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

AKA Sweet Woodruff.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sweet Woodruff

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 6:56AM
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hortster(6a, southcentral KS)

Looks more like carpetweed, Mollugo verticillata to me.
hortster

Here is a link that might be useful: Carpetweed

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 4:34PM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

The Galium I referred to is also called catchweed.

See this
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74154.html

Here is a link that might be useful: velcro plant; aka catchweed, not woodruff

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 7:47PM
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hortster(6a, southcentral KS)

We call it "bedstraw" but still looks like carpetweed to me. Bedstraw is fuzzy, with no sheen. Doesn't match the OP's picture.
OP, straighten us out.
hortster

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 8:14PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I agree with Jean....Galium aparine.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 11:00PM
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johnuch

i have the same thing all over the cracks in my paver patio!

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 2:08PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Galium aparine is what I think it is. That is not the same as Sweet Woodruff, which is Galium odoratum. Common names here are Goosegrass, Cleavers and Sticky Willy.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 12:33PM
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