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Stickywilly (Galium aparine)

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Galium Aparine, or more commonly know as Stickywilly, is a vine forb/herb with green foliage and green flowers of the genus Galium. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 0.9 feet at maturity. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. It's active growth period is spring, blooms during mid spring, is tolerant of shade and is routinely available commercially. Galium Aparine or Stickywilly's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska, specifically in the states of Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Galium
  • Family: Rubiaceae
  • Order: Rubiales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) AK (N) CAN (I?) GL (I?)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: KY N'EAST NE&GP SWSS WSWS
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU FAC-
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACU) 2(FACU) 3(FACU) 4(FACU) 5(FACU) 6(FAC-) 7(FACU) 8(FACU) 9(FACU) 0(FACU) A(FACU)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: None
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • C:N Ratio: Medium
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Green
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Porous
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Coarse
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Brown
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Single Crown
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Height Mature (feet): 0.9
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Decumbent
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Low
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: None
  • Fertility Requirement: High
  • Fire Tolerance: None
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 60
  • Hedge Tolerance: None
  • Moisture Use: High
  • pH (Minimum): 5.4
  • pH (Maximum): 7.2
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 14
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 55
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 4
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Tolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): 52
  • Bloom Period: Mid Spring
  • Commercial Availability: No Known Source
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: No
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 500000
  • Seed Spread Rate: Moderate
  • Seedling Vigor: Medium
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: None


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