Wildflowers of Toronto's High Park​​

Cleavers
​Galium aparine

Family: Madder
Introduced

Annual
Stems reclining, 10-121 cm

Habitat: Woods, meadows etc.
Blooms: May to August

​Flowers: very small, arranged in clusters.
Leaves 1-8 cm arranged in whorls of 3-8.

​Leaves and stems have bristles that cling to clothing or animal fur - hence the common name.