We have seen Northern Bedstraw, also known as Catchweed Bedstraw, Cleavers or Stickywilly on many of our hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park. It has very pretty and delicate, white flowers.
The common name is appropriate since the bristles cause the stems, leaves, and fruits to cleave to clothes and the fur of animals. Geese also like to eat Northern Bedstraw. The plants are also known as Bedstraws since the pleasant smelling foliage was used to stuff mattresses in medieval times.
I thought that was pretty cool. It’s, fun imagine how sweet it was so have a mattress stuffed with these sweet wildflowers. Have you ever seen Northern Bedstraw?