(Cleavers, Catch Weed, Goose Grass)

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A perennial with square stems and whorls of 6 to 8 leaves. Smooth bedstraw is primarily a weed of landscapes, nursery crops, turfgrass, and lawns that is found throughout the United States.

Seedling: Plants normally spread via rhizomes and stolons therefore seedlings are rarely encountered. Cotyledons oval and occur on petioles that are notched at the apex.