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Cleavers (Balium Aparine)

Image ID: ar70

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Other common names: Goosegras
Family: Rubiaceae (Bedstraw)
Height: 1 to 3 ft.
Blooms: May to July
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size:  0.13 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Regular blooms, 4 parts
Location: Allegheny River Trail
Date:  5/22/2004
Notes: Bristley seeds cling to clothes and fur.
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!