Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Hackelia virginiana (L.) I.M.Johnst. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Hugh H. Iltis

Hugh H. Iltis

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll
Family Boraginaceae
Hackelia virginiana (L.) I.M.Johnst.
beggar's-lice, stickseed, wild comfrey
Hackelia: named after J. Hackel (1783-1869), Czech botanist
virginiana: of Virginia
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, biennial, 1'-3' tall forb, stout, 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, rounded, sticky nutlet with prickles on its back fruit drawing
Leaf:lower leaves large, ovate, narrowing toward the stalk, upper smaller and becoming stalkless
Habitat: upland woods
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Lappula virginiana (L.) Greene
Myosotis virginiana L.

         
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