General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 18-30 inches
Fruit: Other: Small globose, gray-brown oval fruits are covered in white bristles.
Fruiting Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Other: Greenish-yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Days to germinate: 12-14 days
Pollinators: Self
Beetles
Flies

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Common names
  • False Cleavers
  • Cleavers
  • Marin County Bedstraw
  • Stickwilly

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Location: Southern Pines, NC
Date: May 15, 2022
False Cleavers #185; RAB p. 986; LHB p. 927, 187-2, "Galion was t
Location: Southern Pines, NC
Date: May 15,  2022
False Cleavers #185; RAB p. 986; LHB p. 927, 187-2, "Galion was t

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