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Rubiaceae (Madder (Bedstraw) Family)

Galium aparine

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Plant TypeForb
Life CycleAnnual
Leaf TypeSimple
Leaf PatternWhorled
Wild/CultivatedWild
Other NotesThe backward pointing hairs on this plant will cling to clothing. This plant has also been called milkmaid's grass because the a handful of the plant was sometimes used over the surface of fresh milk to pick up stray cow hairs.