Bedstraw

Galium spp.

Photo of Bedstraw
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

Bedstraw, also known as cleavers, is a perennial not often found as a serious weed in New Jersey. It occurs in pastures and other untilled fields such as Christmas trees especially in North Jersey. It has whorled leaves and some species are prickly.

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  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences