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California Stickseed

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The genus Hackelia is named for Josef Hackel (1783-1869), a Czech botanist. Although there is extensive information on several common species in this genus, a member of the borage family, California stickseed (Hackelia californica) has little mention in nontechnical references. … Continue reading

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Beggarticks

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Beggarticks and sticktight are colloquial names given to several members of the genus Bidens whose fruits are achenes (small, dry, seeds) with barbed prickles or horns that disperse by adhering tightly the clothing or fur of passersby. Many is the … Continue reading

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