Sunday, 22 May 2011

Galium aparine L.


Latin name: Galium aparine L.
Familia: Rubiaceae
Croatian name: Ljepljiva bročika
English name: Catchweed, Stickyjack

A herbaceous annual, with long hook tipped hairs on stems and leaves that cling to clothes or animals. The leaves are arranged in whorls of six or eight. The flowers are really tiny, white and have four petals.
Common weed in hedges that grows very quickly and shade out the other vegetation.

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