Sunday, April 18, 2010
These are cleavers:
Cleavers provides food for the larvae of many types of butterflies. It is supposedly edible for humans, as well, although I have never tried eating it. What I like about it, is that it sticks to things.It cleaves, but it does hurt. The stems and leaves are covered with little hooked bristles, so they stick to fabric and hair, which means that if you throw them at someone, like maybe a little boy, they can stick to his shirt.
This will, of course, cause the little boy to want to stick cleavers to you, and much silliness will ensue.
Luckily, there is plenty of ammunition, because cleavers can be quite invasive and grows in large clumps all along the edge of the little woods that separates the apartments from the student gardens.