Biology and Management
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|Catchweed bedstraw is an annual
weed that is common throughout the west. This weed is serious in cultivated fields,
particularly in hay and grain. It is dispersed typically by animals and humans because of
the hooked hairs on the seeds. It is often a tangling plant that may grow up to 80 inches
long. The stems are square with downward pointing bristles. Leaves are linear,
stiff-hairy, mostly in whorls of 6 to 8. Flowers are minute, white and borne on
short branches in the leaf axils.
|Catchweed Bedstraw Mature
This section contains information on identification of
the different life stages of Catchweed Bedstraw. Select Biology and Management from
the Contents Menu for more information on the biology and management, or select Registered
Herbicides for the herbicides that are registered to control this weed in mint.