Tiny, white, 4 petals, in branching clusters.
Sticky leaves which appear in whorls of 6 to 8, along the square stems. Leaflets have entire margins, are broader near the tips and end in a point or bristle. The leaflets also have stiff hairs along the margins.
The stems, leaves and flowers can all be eaten raw, however it's best eaten after being cooked. Roasted Cleaver seeds make a good coffee substitute. The leaves and stems when cooked can be used as a leaf vegetable, although the leaves are very sticky.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Barweed, Bedstraw, Beggar Lice, Catchweed, Catchweed, Cliders, Cliders, Clithe, Clivers, Coachweed, Goosebill, Goosefoot, Grip Grass, Hariff, Kisses, Robin-run-the-hedge, Scratch Tongue, Stick-a-back, Stickeljack, Sticky Willow, Sticky Willy, Stickybud, Stickyjack, Stickyleaf, Stickyweed, Velcro Weed.
Gardens, hedgerows, wasteland, woodland.