Unknown Galium

Unknown Galium

Observation - Unknown Galium - UK and Ireland. Description: The unusual grey-green colour of the leaves caught my attention of this more or less prostrate plant It was also unusual to find no flowers or fruits making me wonder if it was a possible alien. Leaves had frequent small downward-pointing prickles on thei

The unusual grey-green colour of the leaves caught my attention of this more or less prostrate plant It was also unusual to find no flowers or fruits making me wonder if it was a possible alien. Leaves had frequent small downward-pointing prickles on their lower half, Upper half of leaves had a few very small prickles, either patent or very slightly upward-pointing. The stems were cartilaginous on the angles with small downward-pointing hooked prickles.