Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Lappula squarrosa (Retz.) Durmort. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

from USDA Plants Website
Family Boraginaceae
Lappula squarrosa (Retz.) Durmort.
European stickseed, spiny stickseed, two-row stickseed
Lappula: diminutive of lappa for "bur"
squarrosa: squarrose for "spreading horizontally; curved at the ends"
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, annual, 8"-32" tall forb, roughly-hairy
Flower: blue, 5-parted, 1/8" wide, funnel-shaped, stalked, tube length about the same as the lobe's width, stamens shorter than the petals, linear to lance-like bracts; inflorescence a many-branched, curving cluster (cyme) at the ends of the branches; blooms May-Sept.
Fruit:stalked nutlet with prickles in 2-3 rows along the marginsseed drawing
Habitat: disturbed areas

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Lappula list Ethnobotany Information Google- Images or Text
Echinospermum fremontii Torr.
Lappula echinata Gilib.
Lappula erecta A.Nelson
Lappula fremontii (Torr.) Greene
Lappula lappula (L.) H.Karst.
Lappula myosotis Moench
Lappula squarrosa (Retz.) Durmort. var. erecta (A.Nelson) Dorn
Myosotis squarrosa Retz.

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