Hackelia floribunda (Lehm.) I.M. Johnst.
Many-flower Stickseed, Manyflower Stickseed
Boraginaceae (Borage Family)
Synonym(s): Hackelia leptophylla, Lappula floribunda
USDA Symbol: HAFL2
Small, pale blue, funnel-shaped flowers grow in a long, open, branched cluster at top of one or a few leafy stems, branches coiled at tips.
It is the prickles on the nutlets that distinguish these plants from Forget-me-nots (Myosotis). The similar Jessicas Stickseed (H. micrantha), from the Sierra Nevada to Utah and Wyoming and northward into Canada, generally has several stems and several very small prickles on the back of each nutlet.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OR , PA , SD , TX , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , SK
Native Distribution: From Washington to northern California and southern Nevada; east to northern New Mexico, Colorado, and Montana.
Native Habitat: Moist thickets and meadows, generally in coniferous forests.
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Hackelia floribunda in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hackelia floribunda in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hackelia floribunda
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff