Common name: Cleavers, sticky weed
Scientific name: Galium aparine
Hazard associated: Some people have an allergic reaction to contact with this plant.
- This species is a common garden weed across several continents.
- Some people are not irritated by contact with it, but some people do develop a bad rash if they touch it.
- The seed is spread by sticking to passing animals.
- Cleavers are commonly regarded as edible when cooked.
Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galium_aparine
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