|Scientific name:||Galium verrucosum Hudson|
|Synonym name:||Galium saccharatum All., Galium valantia Weber|
|Common name:||Warty bedstraw, Southern cleavers|
|Hebrew name:||דבקת הפטמות|
|Leaves:||Whorled, entire, smooth, shiny, mucronate leaves|
|Inflorescence:||Cyme, 3-5 flowers on the same stalk|
|Fruits / pods:||Spherical fruit covered with conical protuberances (warts) that gave it its name|
|Flowering Period:||February, March, April|
|Habitat:||Cultivated areas (weeds)|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Galium from Greek word gala, "milk," and alluding to the fact that certain species were used to curdle milk.
verrucosum, verrucos, "warty", full of warts.