Galium aparine L.


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Cleavers ( Galium aparine ) is a scrambling or climbing annual herb with weak, multi-branched, four-angled stems growing up to 1.5 m long that are covered by small backward-pointing coarse hairs or prickles. The leaves are in rings of six to nine around the stems. They are mostly 10-70 mm long and 2-10 mm wide, slightly broader above the middle and tapering to a pointed tip. ... source: Weeds in Australia

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