Page author: David Giblin
Hackelia floribunda
manyflowered stickseed
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Southern British Columbia south to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.

Habitat: Thickets, meadows, stream banks and other moist places, from low elevations to mid-elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Robust biennial or short-lived perennial, the stems 3-10 dm. tall, solitary or few, the upper portion with appressed, aligned pubescence, the lower with spreading hairs.

Leaves:

Basal leaves oblanceolate, petiolate, usually smaller than the cauline leaves and soon withering; cauline leaves well developed, numerous, 4-20 cm. long and 5-30 mm. wide, the lower oblanceolate and petiolate, the others lance-elliptic to lanceolate and sessile, gradually reduced upward.

Flowers:

Flowers numerous in an elongate, narrow inflorescence with ascending branches; calyx 5-lobed, split nearly to the base; corolla blue with a yellow center, the limb 4-7 mm. wide; appendages in the throat of the corolla nearly smooth.

Fruits:

Nutlets 4, 3-4 mm. long; marginal prickles free to the base.

Accepted Name:
Hackelia floribunda (Lehm.) I.M. Johnst.
Publication: Contr. Gray Herb. 68: 46. 1923.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Hackelia floribunda checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Hackelia floribunda atlas page.

CalPhotos: Hackelia floribunda photos.

USDA Plants: Hackelia floribunda information.

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