Weed In My Lawn

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Date Photo Taken: 04/08/2014
Location: Central Texas
Posted By: InTexas

Notes:

We just noticed this weed growing around our lawn. It spreads, crawls. And it has a kind of sticky, clingy feel to it. And you can’t really find the root to pull it out. What is it?

COMMENTS

  1. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Cleavers or bedstraw
    I’ve read that you can eat it or make tea…
    http://brucehillcliffs.wordpress.com/2012/07/18/cleavers-sticky-willy/

    I haven’t tried it yet…

    April 8th, 2014 at 4:05 pm
  2. jake12121212 Flower Fanatic says:

    Well, I learned something.
    For those who didn’t click on the above link:

    “Cleavers are a part of the coffee family, and their fruits can be used to create a low-caffeine alternative to regular coffee. The rest of the plant is edible……”

    I have heard that old timers (back when they milked into a bucket) packed this plant in a funnel to strain the straw, flies, etc. from the milk.

    July 26th, 2014 at 2:48 am

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