Meet Velcro Plant

Meet Velcro Plant. That’s what us botanist types call it. The scientific name is Galium aparine, a member of the coffee family. The “Galium” part is generally translated to mean “catch, cling, or hold onto.” You can see the little hooked hairs on the stems. A stem will stick to your clothing just like velcro. I included the drawing to show what the entire plant looks like. The dried and roasted fruits are considered to be the best coffee substitute in North America. #DoctorBot #LakeKirby

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