Galium aparine L.

Common name

English: Bedstraw, Catchweed

German: Kletten-Labkraut

Mandarin: 原拉拉藤 (yuan la la teng)

Portuguese: Raspa-saias

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Rubiales (58)

        Family: Rubiaceae (58) (family description)

          Genus: Galium (4)

           Epithet: aparine L. (1)

Synonyms: Aparine hispida Moench, Aparine vulgaris Hill, Crucianella purpurea (L.) Honck., Galion aparinum (L.) St.-Lag., Galium adhaerens Boiss. & Balansa, Galium agreste Wallr., Galium asperum Honck., Galium australe DC., Galium charoides Rusby, Galium chilense Hook.f., Galium chonosense Clos, Galium hispidum Schrad., Galium horridum Eckl. & Zeyh., Galium intermedium Mérat, Galium lappaceum Salisb., Galium vaillantii DC., Rubia aparine (L.) Baill.

adhaerens => sticky

agreste => wild on arable land

aparine => holding on, clinging

aparinum => bedstraw (clinging, seizing)

asperum => rough, harsh

australe => southern, of the southern hemisphere

chilense => from Chile

hispida => with stiff hairs or bristles

hispidum => with stiff hairs or bristles

horridum => prickly

intermedium => intermediate, in between, a hybrid

lappaceum => resembling Greater Burdock, Arctium lappa

purpurea => purple

vaillantii => in honor of Sébastien Vaillant (1669-1722), French botanist

vulgaris => common, everyday

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Galium aparine at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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