Cleavers Galium aparine Linnaeus    Synonyms: Cleavers Bedstraw, Common Bedstraw, Galium aparine var. echinospermum, Sticky Willy.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Rubiales   >   Family Rubiaceae   >   Genus Galium   

Status:

Eurasia; Newfoundland to Alaska, south to Nova Scotia, New England, Florida and Texas; both native and introduced" (Reed, 1964).

Description:

Note the rasping stem and leaves in whorls of 6 to 8.

There are 336 records in the project database.

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Cleavers in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/21/2019). Photo by Robert Warren. (MBP list)

Cleavers in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/16/2017). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Cleavers in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/9/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Cleavers in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/20/2016). Photo by Kirsten Johnson. (MBP list)

Cleavers in Charles Co., Maryland (5/11/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Cleavers in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/15/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Cleavers growing in Caroline Co., Maryland (4/26/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Cleavers in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/12/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Cleavers in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/21/2019). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Cleavers in Howard Co., Maryland (4/26/2014). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Cleavers in Caroline Co., Maryland (6/5/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Cleavers in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/7/2020). (c) botanygirl, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by botanygirl via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Cleavers in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/25/2020). (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Cleavers in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/1/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Cleavers in Baltimore City, Maryland (4/27/2018). (c) Sean, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Sean via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Cleavers in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/17/2017). (c) Rachel Gauza Gronert, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by Rachel Gauza Gronert via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Cleavers in Howard Co., Maryland (4/29/2018). (c) michalak, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by michalak via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Cleavers in Howard Co., Maryland (5/7/2020). (c) johncanoles, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by johncanoles via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Cleavers in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/29/2017). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)


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