Oct. 25, 2022

cleavers, Galium aparine

Everyone is this plant's favorite. Walk by a patch of cleavers and they will almost seem to jump on. Small curved barbs on the stems seen to stick to everything. What's surprising is to find out that something of that texture has been used as a potherb. Apparently the barbs soften in cooking. Don't eat too much unless you're in need of a diuretic. Stickywilly or sticky bob is everywhere except HI, LB, NT, NU, PE, YT, and SPM. Lenawee Co MI, 4/17/12.