Galium spurium

False cleavers                                                                                                 Κολλητσίδα


Rubiaceae - bedstraw family                                                                                Dicot.

 
 

As its name suggests false cleavers, Galium spurium, is very similar to cleavers, G. aparine, but on careful inspection  it appears less robust, shorter and with hairs that are somewhat softer and straighter.

It is said that the genus name galium comes from Greek for milk as bedstraw used by Greek shepherds to filter milk, when making cheese.

2 mm, 40-150cm,
12-20cm,
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galium - from Greek for milk - gala (γάλα)

spurium - latin for false

Iris albicans.
White iris.Iris_albicans.html
Galium aparine
CleaversGalium_aparine.html