What is another word for Galium Aparine?

Pronunciation: [ɡˈali͡əm ɐpˈe͡əɹiːn] (IPA)

Galium Aparine is commonly known as cleavers, sticky weed, velcro weed, or goosegrass. These are all synonyms for the same plant species that belongs to the Rubiaceae family. Its scientific name, Galium Aparine, is derived from Greek and Latin words, which means 'clever' or 'to seize.' The name cleaver comes from its ability to cling to clothes or skin, the vernacular name of sticky weed refers to its adhesiveness, it attaches to anything that comes in contact. The velcro weed is named after the hook-like structures of its fruits that get connected to each other, which is similar to the hook-and-loop fastener system of Velcro. Lastly, goosegrass is named after its popularity with geese, which love to eat its tender shoots.

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