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Hackelia cinerea
gray stickseed
WTU specimens
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Distribution: Occurring in Kittitas, Chelan and Spokane counties in Washington; Washington east to northern Idaho and northwest Montana.

Habitat: Open or lightly forested areas, especially on talus or cliffs, and loose stream banks, in valleys and foothills to moderate elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Threatened in Washington (WANHP)

Description:
General:

Perennial from a taproot, the several stems 2-8 dm. tall, with appressed and spreading-bristly hairs.

Leaves:

Basal leaved persistent, petiolate, oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 5-20 cm. long and 4-15 mm. wide, with short, stiff hairs; cauline leaves progressively smaller, sessile, lanceolate to linear.

Flowers:

Inflorescence of nearly naked false-racemes; calyx cleft to the base; corolla white with a yellow eye, 5-lobed, the tube slender, the limb spreading abruptly, 5-12 mm. wide; hairy appendages opposite the corolla lobes at the top of the tube; stamens not exerted; style shorter than the nutlets.

Fruits:

Nutlets 4, attached to the base of the style, with marginal prickles united nearly their length to form a cup-like border; intramarginal prickles small.

Accepted Name:
Hackelia cinerea (Piper) I.M. Johnst.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Hackelia cinerea in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Hackelia cinerea checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Hackelia cinerea atlas page.

CalPhotos: Hackelia cinerea photos.

USDA Plants: Hackelia cinerea information.

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