Talk:Galium aparine

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I have been using Galium aparine for about a month[edit]

I have been using Galium aparine for about a month and Galium mollugo for a week, mostly as teas although I do eat a little.--Amoun (talk) 23:31, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Galium aparine is hardly edible. The leaves have a slightly bitter taste, tolerable when cooked but fine as a green tea. The stems are too tough to eat, even when cooked, but a drink made from the stems is altogether different and is more of a brew with a slight reddish-brown colour that is likely due to the anthraquinone and coumarin glycosides.

Galium mollogo (Hedge bedstraw) which has no hooks or barbs is very palatable. However due to its lack of climbing appendages it is not so abundant here at ELF, Cornwall, UK

Better photos please[edit]

The two photos look like extreme close-ups of one end of the plant. As seen growing, it does not look like that. No mention of its distinctive four-side stem either. (talk) 11:55, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

alternate name[edit]

Someone posting at Houston Chronicle's web site recently referred to them as "velcroweed." Verberate (talk) 02:54, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

At primary school we knew this plant as "stickyweed". It sticks to clothing at the slightest touch, so of course we found it hilarious to stick it to our schoolmates' backs. I'm sure this is a very common practical joke - possibly worthy of mention in the article. (talk) 21:46, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Gallium aparine vs. Asperugo procumbens[edit]

A search on the net for Catchweed will result in pages regarding Gallium aparine as well as Asperugo procumbens. The latter, however is more commonly known as German Madwort. Jazzberry1 (talk) 15:55, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

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Not native to Japan[edit]

Hello, the article seems to refer to Galium aparine being native to Japan but on the Japanese language web I can only see it being referred to as an introduced species (帰化植物). Can anyone clarify this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:27, 8 May 2018 (UTC)