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Hackelia floribunda

Hackelia floribunda (Lehm.) I.M. Johnst.

Many-flower Stickseed, Manyflower Stickseed

Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

Synonym(s): Hackelia leptophylla, Lappula floribunda

USDA Symbol: HAFL2

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

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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
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Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: 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

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU FACU FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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