You can tell from the many common names for this plant — burrweed, catchweed, goosegrass, stickywilly, Velcro plant, gripgrass and everlasting friendship — that it’s very sticky! The stems are covered by small backward pointing hooklike hairs that make it stick to clothes. It’s quite easy to peel off though, and doesn’t leave nasty prickles behind. It’s found in most of Australia, though it’s native to Europe. It can cause problems for farmers, but is quite useful in a home garden!

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