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A few cleavers can cause lodging, seriously hindering cereal harvest. The large seeds can invade the cereal grain and the moisture can cause drying and storage problems.

Cleavers - young
1. Cotyledons are large and oblong in shape, with a distinctive notch at the apex of the leaf blade. Sometimes the cotyledons are purple in colour, but dark green is more usual.
Cleavers 2
2. True leaves arise in whorls or rings around the square stems of the plant and are lance-shaped, covered with sticky hairs.
Cleavers 3
3. A climbing annual; the whole plant is straggling and sticky.


Identify Broad-Leaved Weeds

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