Hackelia diffusa spreading stickseed
Boraginaceae Borage Family
Key Words: radially symmetrical with 4 nutlets
Family ID traits:
- Inner throat of tubular corolla marked by fornices (protruding structure )
- Flower structure often coiled like a scorpion tail.
- Entire plant may be hairy, prickly, or sticky overall.
- Fruit – 4 nutlets around base of style.
- Common in shrub-steppe and low elevation dry forest.
- Spring bloomer.