Patagonia Wildflowers
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western stickseed
Lappula occidentalis
Lappula occidentalis
western stickseed Borage Family
Lappula occidentalis Boraginaceae
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English common name
  •western stickseed
accepted scientific name
  •Lappula occidentalis (S.Watson) Greene
rules for finding collection records
  Lappula redowskii (62)
  Lappula occidentalis (0)
family name
  • Boraginaceae
Image Author: ©2008 Steve Matson
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Five petals
Petal colors: color color
Flower size is about 0.25 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Simple
Plant Observed 3rd week of September thru 3rd week of February

How Likely at this Location (14%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (36%)
According to Plants of the World Online the correct name in the Americas is L. occidentalis. Lappula redowskii is in Asia.
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