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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Under the closing canopy, spring's garlic mustard, chickweed and catchweed die back, their yellow foliage accentuating a major decline of April growth.
They are otherwise known as goose grass, catchweed, catchy monkeys and various other things including, according to one encyclopaedia, "sticky willy".
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.