Hackelia floribunda (Stickseed) - photos and description

Hackelia floribunda
15 cm ruler for scale

Hackelia floribunda

Hackelia floribunda

Hackelia floribunda

General: Woodland plant with an upright growth habit, somewhat weedy.

Flowers: Flowers cymose in upper leaf axils, are pale blue to white, we measured a flower at 6 mm diameter.

Leaves: Leaves alternate, lanceolate, reduced in size upwards. Lower leaves with stalks, upper are stalkless. Leaf highlighted in photo above was measured to 9 cm long by 17 mm wide. Top of leaves rough to touch, entire plant with short hairs.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora from 100 cm. We measured plants to 75 cm tall.

Habitat: Moist woods often on disturbed soil.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Took the above photos on July 31st in woods near creek, Cypress Hills, 450 km southwest of our home in Regina, SK.