Galium aparine

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Cleavers

Galium aparine
  • Moss, Flora of Alberta – Rare
  • Global Invasive Species Database – No
  • NatureServe Rank – Not yet assessed
  • Haber, Upland – No
  • Haber, Wetland – No
  • CWF, Status & Invasive Range – No
  • Alberta Revegetation Guidelines – No
  • The Nature Conservancy – No
  • CBCN – No
  • AB Weed – Noxious

Remarks

Alberta Invasive Plants Council factsheet: https://www.invasiveplants.ab.ca/Downloads/FS-Cleavers.pdf

Problematic mainly in agriculture.

Edible: leaves and stems as a potherb, before fruiting. Roast and grind seeds as a coffee substitute (said to be better than chicory or dandelion root).

Caption

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References

Szczawinski & Turner, Edible Garden Weeds of Canada, ISBN 0-88902-752-8