OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales? order assignment uncertain

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hackelia virginiana   FAMILY Boraginaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hackelia virginiana   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 161-03-001:
Hackelia virginiana   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Lappula virginiana

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Stickseed


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image of Hackelia virginiana, Virginia Stickseed

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lavi7_001_lvd

        

image of Hackelia virginiana, Virginia Stickseed

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_hackelia_virginiana

June    Iredell County    NC

Basal leaves usually absent at flowering; the cauline tapered at both ends, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hackelia virginiana   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hackelia virginiana   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 161-03-001:
Hackelia virginiana   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Lappula virginiana

 

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631

Forb
Biennial/Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Rich forests and woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal leaves usually absent or withered at flowering)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Whitish
Bisexual
5-parted calyx
5-lobed salverform corolla
Superior ovary

Flowers in one-sided racemes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of specialized mericarps (nutlets)

 

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