Galium aparine, SE: Snärjmåra, Snärjgräs, Vitblommig snärjmåra,
DE: Kletten-Labkraut, NL: Kleefkruid, UK: Cleavers, Clivers,
Goosegrass, Stickywilly, Stickyjack, Stickyweed, Stickyleaf,
Catchweed, Robin-run-the-hedge, Coachweed
|| ||Galium aparine L.|
|| ||Snärjmåra, Snärjgräs, Vitblommig snärjmåra|
|| ||Cleavers, Clivers, Goosegrass, Stickywilly, Stickyjack, Stickyweed, Stickyleaf, Catchweed, Robin-run-the-hedge, Coachweed|
|| || Rubiaceae, Madder family, Måreväxter|
|| ||Long stems, fine hairs tipped with tiny hooks, making them cling to clothes and fur much like velcro.|
|| ||Simple, whorls of six to eight; fine hairs|
|| ||hermaphrodite, white to greenish flowers are 2-3 mm across, with four petals.|
|| ||June, July, August|
|| ||Clustered 1-3 seeds together; each seed is 4-6 mm diameter, and is also covered with hooked hairs (a burr) which cling to animal fur, aiding in seed dispersal.|
|| ||Througout the country, forests, thickets, coast, pastureland, meadows, farmland, settlements|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Galium from Greek word gala, "milk," and alluding to the fact that certain species were used to curdle milk.
aparine, Greek name for the plant called cleavers.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.