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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    04 / 08 / 2014

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Spring

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southwest

  • City

    Central

  • State

    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

  • jake12121212 Master Identifier 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 2:04am

  • stone Master Identifier 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 4:13pm

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