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Hackelia virginiana (Beggarslice)
Smith, R.W.

Hackelia virginiana

Hackelia virginiana (L.) I.M. Johnst.

Beggarslice, Beggar's-lice, Stickseed, Sticktight, Wild Comfrey, Virginia Stickseed

Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

Synonym(s): Lappula virginiana, Myosotis virginiana

USDA Symbol: havi2

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial , Biennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.
Fruit: Nutlets, 4.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: White to pale blue.


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON , QC

National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

Web Reference

Webref 26 - Minnesota Wildflowers: a field guide to the flora of Minnesota (2009)
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-10
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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