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Cleavers is a botanical hitchhiker with a medicinal past, present and future.
Thale cress hit the headlines in 2000, when this small garden weed became the first plant to have its genome sequenced.
The nettle is one of the most useful plants in Britain and even its sting can be beneficial.
Commonly known as the dandelion, Taraxacum officinale has many culinary and medicinal uses, despite being generally regarded as a weed.
Alang-alang is considered one of the ten worst weeds in the world, but has many uses as a traditional medicine.
A threatened species in the UK, the round-headed leek belongs to the same genus as the familiar culinary plants onions, leeks, garlic and chives.