[The Madder Family on Mt. Adams]

Annual Bedstraw, Common Bedstraw, Cleavers, Common Cleavers, Goose-grass, Sticky-willy

Galium aparine

Synonyms: Galium agreste var. echinospermum, Galium aparine var. aparine, Galium aparine var. echinospermum, Galium aparine var. intermedium, Galium aparine var. minor, Galium aparine ssp. spurium, Galium aparine var. vaillantii, Galium spurium, Galium spurium var. echinospermum, Galium spurium var. vaillantii, Galium vaillantii

Leaf whorl of Annual Bedstraw, Common Bedstraw, Cleavers, Common Cleavers, Goose-grass, Sticky-willy: Galium aparine (Synonyms: Galium agreste var. echinospermum, Galium aparine var. aparine, Galium aparine var. echinospermum, Galium aparine var. intermedium, Galium aparine var. minor, Galium aparine ssp. spurium, Galium aparine var. vaillantii, Galium spurium, Galium spurium var. echinospermum, Galium spurium var. vaillantii, Galium vaillantii)

The photo above shows the whorled leaves and hooked hairs at the corners of the square stems of annual bedstraw as seen on Mt. Adams...................May 29, 2006.

Leaf whorl of Annual Bedstraw, Common Bedstraw, Cleavers, Common Cleavers, Goose-grass, Sticky-willy: Galium aparine (Synonyms: Galium agreste var. echinospermum, Galium aparine var. aparine, Galium aparine var. echinospermum, Galium aparine var. intermedium, Galium aparine var. minor, Galium aparine ssp. spurium, Galium aparine var. vaillantii, Galium spurium, Galium spurium var. echinospermum, Galium spurium var. vaillantii, Galium vaillantii)

Annual Bedstraw, Common Bedstraw, Cleavers, Common Cleavers, Goose-grass, Sticky-willy: Galium aparine (Synonyms: Galium agreste var. echinospermum, Galium aparine var. aparine, Galium aparine var. echinospermum, Galium aparine var. intermedium, Galium aparine var. minor, Galium aparine ssp. spurium, Galium aparine var. vaillantii, Galium spurium, Galium spurium var. echinospermum, Galium spurium var. vaillantii, Galium vaillantii)

The photo above shows a close-up of the upper stem and several whorls of leaves of annual bedstraw.

Paul Slichter