The seeds of cleavers are the most recognizable part of the plant. They are small, round, and covered in hooked bristles. These bristles allow the seed to stick to anything, and is why it is so commonly found in lawns. The seeds are also edible, and can be used as a coffee substitute.
Cleavers is a great wild edible and medicinal plant. It is high in vitamin C, and can be used to treat urinary tract infections, skin conditions, and even cancer. It can be eaten raw or cooked, and can be used to make tea. Cleavers is also a great plant for composting, as it helps to break down other materials in the compost pile.
So now you know how to identify cleavers! Keep an eye out for this plant in your area, and you may be able to find some great wild edibles and medicinal plants.