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Lappula occidentalis (Flatspine stickseed)
Smith, R.W.

Lappula occidentalis

Lappula occidentalis (S. Watson) Greene

Flatspine Stickseed

Boraginaceae (Borage Family)


USDA Symbol: LAOC3

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Biennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Size Notes: To about 32 inches in height.
Fruit: Fruit a nutlet.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue
Bloom Time: May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Flower white to pale blue.


USA: AK , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , IA , ID , IL , KS , MA , ME , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , NY , OK , OR , PA , SC , SD , TX , UT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NT , SK , YT

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-02-21
Research By: JAM

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