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Photographer: Cywinski, Rachel
City: San Antonio County: Bexar State: TX Location Notes: 2158 Steves Avenue, San Antonio, Texas Filename: RC1_IMG0002.JPG Slide Index: Galium aparine 2158 Steves 2010Feb28blurry Restrictions: Unrestricted Collection: Wildflower Center Digital Library
Original Format: Digital Orientation: Landscape Shot: Closer leaves are blurry, but you can see the flower details. This plant blankets mulched areas in early spring, particularly when the ground has been moist. It is consistently removed from this residential yard to decrease irritation by the resident dogs which get it stuck to their tongues like Velcro. It roots loosely in mulched areas and is easily removed. Although a traditional concern to ranchers in south Texas (and thus the nickname "chokeweed"), Galium aparine is an intriguing short-lived natural groundcover with tiny white flowers and a unique texture. Date Taken: 2010/02/28 NPIN Image Id: 28454