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  Hackelia deflexa (Wahlenb.) Opiz var. americana (A.Gray) Fernald & I.M.Johnst. image
Photographer: Paul E. Berry           
Family Boraginaceae
Hackelia deflexa (Wahlenb.) Opiz var. americana (A.Gray) Fernald & I.M.Johnst.
American stickseed, cliff stickseed, nodding stickseed
Hackelia: named after J. Hackel (1783-1869), Czech botanist
deflexa: turned away
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, biennial, 1'-3' tall forb, slender, many upper branches
Flower: white to bluish, 5-parted, 1/8" wide, dish to funnel-shaped, tube shorter than the lobes; inflorescence of many, paired, spreading clusters (racemes) of stalked flowers becoming 2"-6" long, leafless near the top but with leaf bracts toward the bottom often alternating with the flowers; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:short-stalked nutlet with mostly no prickles on its back; fruit drawing
Leaf:lower leaves narrowing towards the stalk, upper becoming stalkless
Habitat: moist woods, thickets, hillsides

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Hackelia list Google- Images or Text
Echinospermum deflexum (Wahlenb.) Lehm. var. americanum A.Gray
Hackelia americana (A.Gray) Fernald
Hackelia deflexa (Wahlenb.) Opiz subsp. americana (A.Gray) A.Löve & D.Löve
Lappula americana (A.Gray) Rydb.
Lappula deflexa (Wahlenb.) Garcke subsp. americana (A.Gray) Hultén
Lappula deflexa (Wahlenb.) Garcke var. americana (A.Gray) Greene

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