One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A widely distributed scrambling plant related to bedstraws, with hooked bristles on the stem, leaves, and seeds which cling to fur and clothing.
Galium aparine, family RubiaceaeAlso called cleavers
- ‘We used MSMA [herbicide] to help control the crabgrass and goosegrass.’
- ‘Nettles and tangles of bindweed, pelt-snagging goosegrass and bedstraw alike were avoided, while he gazed with pleasure on the eager growth of scattered rowan and hawthorn saplings.’
- ‘The major grassy weed was crabgrass (Digitaria L. spp.) with some goosegrass present.’
- ‘All summer we fight Bermuda grass, nut grass, crabgrass, goosegrass, Dallis grass, spurge, pigweed and others.’
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