West Highland Flora

Goosegrass


Galium aparine

 

Galium aparine

Photo Carl Farmer
4 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

Very common among tall herbage and wherever it can find something to scramble over; also occurs on shore close to tideline where it tends to lie flat.

Flower diameter c 2-3 mm

ID: Easily told from other Bedstraw species by very rough feel - clings to clothing.

Other features: Annual.  Fruits covered with hooked hairs which cling to animal fur and help disperse seeds.

 

Galium aparine

Photo Carl Farmer
1 Aug 2001 Portree, Skye

 

Galium aparine

Photo Carl Farmer
4 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

  Galium aparine

Photo Carl Farmer
4 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

 
   

Galium aparine

Photo Carl Farmer
25 Sep 2001 Portree, Skye
 

 
Typical beach specimen  
 

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