Calflora
Taxon  Report   3987    
Hackelia californica  (A. Gray) I. M. Johnst.
California stickseed
Hackelia californica
© 2009 Barry Breckling
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Hackelia californica
© 2014 John Doyen
Hackelia californica
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Hackelia californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Hackelia californica
© 2014 John Doyen
Family: BORAGINACEAE  
Genus: Hackelia
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Echinospermum californicum
More information about  Hackelia californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (HACA)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: Dec 18, 2018).