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Can't find this weed online

Posted by mrman3390 Central CT (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 16, 12 at 15:05

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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RE: Can't find this weed online

Galium, sometimes called velcro weed.

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


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RE: Can't find this weed online

AKA Sweet Woodruff.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sweet Woodruff


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RE: Can't find this weed online

Looks more like carpetweed, Mollugo verticillata to me.
hortster

Here is a link that might be useful: Carpetweed


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RE: Can't find this weed online

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


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RE: Can't find this weed online

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


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RE: Can't find this weed online

I agree with Jean....Galium aparine.


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RE: Can't find this weed online

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


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RE: Can't find this weed online

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.


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