Cleavers is a common annual weed found in gardens. The leaves, stems and fruit 'stick' to clothing.
Cleavers is an annual weed that clings strongly to clothing as if it is sticky. The leaves, stems and fruits are actually covered with tiny hooks which help them "stick" to fibres.
It is a climbing and crawling weed with long weak stems. It uses the hooks to climb up over surrounding plants and structures such as fences. The fruits are spread by clinging to animals and then falling off far from the parent plants.
In organic gardens Organic Weedfree Rapid will effectively kill cleavers.
Did you know
Cleavers is a weed of the bedstraw family which incudes a very similar weed called sleder bedtraw with a smaller more slender stems.
Latin names: Cleavers - Galium aparine, Slender bedstraw - Galium divaricatum
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In New Zealand many weeds cause environmental damage. They may have started off being planted in gardens as ornamentals, and only became a problem when they ‘escaped’ in to the wild where they are not wanted.
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