catchweed


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catchweed

(ˈkætʃˌwiːd)
n
(Plants) a weedy plant with a prickly stem
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Noun1.catchweed - annual having the stem beset with curved pricklescatchweed - annual having the stem beset with curved prickles; North America and Europe and Asia
bedstraw - any of several plants of the genus Galium
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"Wild gorse is everywhere and that has a coconut flavour, there is pineappleweed which of course tastes like pineapple, heather tastes like hazelnut and sticky willie, or catchweed, tastes like cucumbers."
Under the closing canopy, spring's garlic mustard, chickweed and catchweed die back, their yellow foliage accentuating a major decline of April growth.
Then everything is growing back: Jacob's ladder, ragwort, leafcup, wood mint, ground ivy, catchweed, moneywort, waterleaf, sweet rockets, leafcup, hemlock, parsnip and garlic mustard.