|Scientific name:||Galium aparine L.|
|Swedish name:||Snärjmåra, Snärjgräs, Vitblommig snärjmåra|
|English name:||Cleavers, Clivers, Goosegrass, Stickywilly, Stickyjack, Stickyweed, Stickyleaf, Catchweed, Robin-run-the-hedge, Coachweed|
|Plant Family:||Rubiaceae, Madder family, Måreväxter|
|Stems:||Long stems, fine hairs tipped with tiny hooks, making them cling to clothes and fur much like velcro.|
|Leaves:||Simple, whorls of six to eight; fine hairs|
|Flowers:||hermaphrodite, white to greenish flowers are 2-3 mm across, with four petals.|
|Flowering Period:||June, July, August|
|Fruits:||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.|
|Habitat:||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.