The shiny meadow bedstraw is a perennial, herbaceous plant and reaches heights of 25 to 70 centimeters. It forms long runners. The stems are ascending or erect. The branching starts above the middle. The stems are green, thin and tender. They are square, bald or with short hairs. Downward spiked bristles are missing.
The flowers are in dense inflorescences. The flower stalks are not hairy and with a length of 2 to 4 millimeters they are shorter than the flowers; they are at an acute angle to the axis of their partial fluorescence. The white crown is 3 to 5 millimeters in diameter. A clear tube is missing. The petals have a fine, attached spike tip.
This plant might be poisonous
How to get rid of:
Mulching is another method that can be done in relatively small areas. However, it can also stunt or stop the growth of the surrounding plants. It also cannot control some perennial weeds, especially those whose food reserves continue to grow despite the mulching.
How? You may use hay, grass cuts, or wood chips, among others, as mulch. Cover the ground with this or with other covers, like newspaper clippings. This can prevent sunlight from passing through the weeds for its nutrition.