Galium aparine

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Synonyms for Galium aparine

annual having the stem beset with curved prickles

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I am also happy, for once, to see a patch of nettles nearby and something else that Rob says we can eat - goosegrass, the one that gets all the sticky bobbles later in the year.
It is also known as Cleavers, Sticky Willy (or Sticky Billy) and Goosegrass among others.
My pal had been telling me that the burrs on this goosegrass were used to make ersatz coffee during the war.
Apply pre-emergents: Spring is the ideal time to control undesirable grasses like crabgrass, goosegrass and foxtail before they start to grow and cause problems.
Goosegrass is a particular pain at the moment, as it comes straight up through the mulches I use round the vegetables, and if it's allowed to seed, there's no end to it.
Herbal remedies include elderflower and yarrow for their anti-inflammatory properties; prickly ash bark to improve circulation and ease pain; clivers, also known as cleavers or goosegrass, to stimulate lymph, and burdock root and uva ursi to get rid of toxins and support the kidneys.