Lappula squarrosa (Retz.) Durmort.
Family: Boraginaceae
European stickseed,  more...
[Echinospermum fremontii Torr.,  more]
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: Lappula: diminutive of lappa for "bur"
Plants: erect, annual, 8"-32" tall forb, roughly-hairy
Leaves: stalkless
Flowers: 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.
Fruits: stalked nutlet with prickles in 2-3 rows along the marginsseed drawing
Habitat: disturbed areas
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized
Lappula squarrosa image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Lappula squarrosa image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Lappula squarrosa image
Lappula squarrosa image
Lappula squarrosa image
from USDA Plants Website  
Lappula squarrosa image
Lappula squarrosa image
Lappula squarrosa image
Lappula squarrosa image
Lappula squarrosa image
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