Hackelia floribunda

(Manyflower Stickseed)

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Hackelia floribunda, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 6464

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Hackelia floribunda, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 6453

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Hackelia floribunda, Booth Falls Trail, Eagle Co. 4364

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Hackelia floribunda, Booth Falls Trail, Eagle Co. 4356

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Hackelia floribunda, Boreas Pass Rd., Park Co. 0399

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Hackelia floribunda, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 0983

Scientific Name Hackelia floribunda USDA PLANTS Symbol HAFL2
Common Name Manyflower Stickseed, Tall Forget-me-not ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 31927
Family Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (5600 to 10500 ft.); meadows, streamsides, clearings, hillsides and roadsides.
Plant: Biennial 1 to 5 feet tall; single or a few stout, hairy, fleshy stems.
Leaves: Alternate, fleshy, oblanceolate to narrowly-elliptic leaves 2 to 9 inches long, hairy beneath; lower leaves stalked, middle and upper leaves sessile.
Inflorescence: Clusters of small cup-shaped blossoms, terminal and from leaf axils, pale blue with yellow/white center; each with corolla tube divided into 5 spreading lobes about 1/3-inch across or less around a narrow central tube.
Bloom Period: May to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, American Southwest and "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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