Cleavers

There are several plants that grow around my property (and in pots) that I consider to be ground-floor herbs. Nettle, dandelion, chickweed, and plantain are four such herbs and cleavers, above, is another.

Living on the High Desert in Central Oregon at 3000 feet above sea level, we have desert-like conditions with sage and Juniper trees growing throughout the area. We’re lucky to live on five acres with mostly pasture, but the dryness of the…