Goosegrass (early growth)

Goosegrass (Galium aparine) is among the plants to look for because it is safe and popular with some owners. Abundant small plants appear early in the season when other plants are in short supply and it is easy to pick at this stage. During the summer and autumn, it is among plants to avoid because it is unpleasant to pick. Goosegrass often grows alongside stinging nettles and also has numerous down-turned prickles that stick to clothing and animal fur.