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Hackelia diffusa var. diffusa

Hackelia diffusa (Lehm.) I.M. Johnst. var. diffusa

Spreading Stickseed, Diffuse Stickseed, Sagebrush Stickseed

Boraginaceae (Borage family)

Synonym(s): Hackelia saxatilis, Lappula diffusa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall.
Fruit: 4 nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Blue
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: White, sometimes blue, with yellow centers.


Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Rocky cliffs, talus slopes.

Web Reference

Webref 62 - Burke Herbarium Image Collection (2020) University of Washington
Webref 14 - Flora Northwest: Wildflowers to be Seen in Oregon & Washington (2013) Biology Dept - Gresham High School
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Hackelia diffusa var. diffusa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hackelia diffusa var. diffusa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hackelia diffusa var. diffusa


Record Modified: 2021-02-23
Research By: CBR

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