Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Lappula redowskii (Hornem.) Greene var. redowskii image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           
Family Boraginaceae
Lappula redowskii (Hornem.) Greene var. redowskii
western stickseed
Lappula: diminutive of lappa for "bur"
redowskii: for Ivan Ivanovich Redowsky (1774-1807)
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: erect, annual, 8"-32" tall forb, rough, hairy
Flower: blue, 5-parted, 1/8" wide, funnel shape, stalked, tube length about the same as the petal's width, stamens shorter than the petals, linear to lance-like bracts; inflorescence a many-branched, helix-shaped cluster (cyme) at the ends of the branches; blooms May-Sept.
Fruit:nutlet, stalked, prickles on margins in 1 row and distinct to the base
Habitat: disturbed areas

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Lappula list Google- Images or Text
Echinospermum redowskii (Hornem.) Lehm. var. occidentalis S.Watson
Lappula echinata Gilib. var. occidentalis (S.Watson) B.Boivin
Lappula occidentalis (S.Watson) Greene
Lappula occidentalis (S.Watson) Greene var. occidentalis
Lappula redowskii (Hornem.) Greene var. occidentalis (S.Watson) Rydb.

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