Calflora
Taxon  Report   3984    
Hackelia amethystina  J. T. Howell ex Eastw.
Amethyst stickseed
Hackelia amethystina
© 2018 Chico Hiking Association
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Hackelia amethystina
© 2003 Yulan Tong
Hackelia amethystina, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Hackelia amethystina
© 2018 Chico Hiking Association
Family: BORAGINACEAE  
Genus: Hackelia
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest

Habitat: meadows, openings, disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lappula floribunda var. geisiana
More information about  Hackelia amethystina
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (HAAM)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 13, 2018).

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