Goose grass, cleavers, or Galium Aparine can be found all over Europe. My childhood favourite name for it was sticky buds. Hands up who’s crept up behind some unsuspecting soul and thrown it onto their back, or worse, realised someone’s done it to you and you’ve been walking around with it for hours.
Last weekend I was playing with my biggest grand daughter on Tree Island when she decided to crown me with a mound of cleavers and a feather.
This may seem like a stretch for a spiny, pointy, spiky square, but up close they have millions of tiny prickles!
Becky has mega thorns today, not the kind to brush against, a bit like me when I’m tired 🙂