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Plant Form: Scrambling to climbing annual herb.
Size: Up to 1.5 m long.
Stem: With backwards-pointing prickles along the edges.
Leaves: In whorls of 6-9, undivided, up to 6 cm, with backwards curving hairs on margins and hooked hairs on surfaces.
Flowers: In small branched groupings of 2-7, tiny, white, with four petals.
Fruit and Seeds: Dry, 3-5 mm across, with many hooked hairs that attach to clothes and fur.
Habitat: Parks, bushland, forests, disturbed areas, riparian areas.
Distinguishing Features: Combination of leaves in whorls and the hooked, burr-like hairs on leaves and fruits distinguish from other Bedstraws (Galium species).
Environmental, Agricultural, Common