I found this individual creeping just above the strand line along the shore of Okanagan Lake.
It’s a beautiful creature, but what is it? Does anyone out there know? I thought it might be a clematis of some kind, but failed to identify one. I even failed at a plant database search, as I had no flowers or anything else to go by, just this sequential structure of digital leaves along a trailing stem. Is it native? Is it feral? I don’t know. It’s a survivor, though. Over to you!
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It’s Cleavers or Bedstraw. Galium aparine. Did you touch it? It sticks to you! It’s an edible and medicinal and has had humanity carry it all over the world. Have fun getting to know your new friend!
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Thanks, Kurt! That’s really cool. I’ll have to go back and chat with her now!
I agree with Kurt – looks like Cleavers. Here you go: https://www.centralcoastbiodiversity.org/cleavers-bull-galium-aparine.html
Thanks for the info and the link! I really appreciate it. It’s exciting to have a path to follow now.