goosegrass


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goose·grass

 (go͞os′grăs′)
n.
Any of several plants used as food for geese or having a seedhead resembling a bird's foot, especially cleavers, silverweed, or the weedy grass Eleusine indica.

goosegrass

(ˈɡuːsˌɡrɑːs)
n
(Plants) another name for cleavers
Translations

goosegrass

[ˈguːsˌgrɑːs] nattaccamani m inv, attaccavesti m inv
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To reveal effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 on tolerance to the herbicide glyphosate in the populations of goosegrass (Eleusine indica) known to have resistance to this herbicide, two biotypes of goosegrass, a resistant (R) and a susceptible (S) biotype, were analyzed after exposed to ambient (400 mol mol-1) and elevated CO2 (800 mol mol-1) for 25 d.
On the positive side, pigeons also eat pernicious seeds such as charlock, goosegrass, chickweed and dock seeds, and sparrows a multitude of insects.
Several other common weeds in orchards and vineyards, including Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri), three-spike goosegrass (Eleusine tristachya) and witchgrass (Panicum capillare), are suspected to have evolved resistance to glyphosate; preliminary research trials by UC researchers and California State University, Fresno, collaborators have been initiated to verify and characterize the putative resistant populations.
Think first of summer, annual weeds, both grassy and broadleaved, such as crabgrass, goosegrass, black medic, common knotweed and spotted spurge.
And Cleavers, which has the nicknames Goosegrass and Sticky Willies, has been used in health recipes dating back to Roman times.
Asterales; Asteraceae), goosegrass (Eleusine indica Gaertn.
I am also happy, for once, to see a patch of nettles nearby and something else that Rob says we can eat - goosegrass, the one that gets all the sticky bobbles later in the year.
Zhang Z, Sun S,Wei X, Wang Q, Su Y (2009) The Use of goosegrass (eleusine indica) to remediate soil contaminated with petroleum.
It is also known as Cleavers, Sticky Willy (or Sticky Billy) and Goosegrass among others.
My pal had been telling me that the burrs on this goosegrass were used to make ersatz coffee during the war.