Cleavers or Clivers

Galium aparine

-stem, leaves and flowers of plant can be eaten raw.
-plant is best when collected before fruiting.
-raw plant has mild/no taste and older plants have an unpalatable texture.
-plant is best when cooked.
-is a good source of vitamin C.
-look for cleavers alongside low-growing vegetation and disturbed soil sites.
-acts as a mild laxative when eaten in quantity.

- from Northern Bushcraft