Common Names: Cleavers, Bedstraw, Sticky Willy
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|habit--Galium aparine is an annual
|leaves, showing fine hook-like hairs--these hairs have little hooks at their tips, much like velcro, and thus G. aparine will stick readily to clothing! What kind of leaf arrangement is present?
|leaves again, after a rainstorm
|flowers in early Spring--the flowers occur in most of the leaf nodes. How many petals are present? This number is characteristic of the Rubiaceae.