Bristly Stickseed - Lappula squarrosa
European Stickseed, Bristly Sheepburr, Burr Forget-me-not,
Lappula echinata, Lappula myosotis, Lappula fremontii
Stems 5–40 cm. Leaves 1–7 cm long; Flowers: calyx 2–3 mm long; corolla blue, 3–4 mm long, 1–3 mm across the limb. Nutlet body 2–3 mm long; marginal prickles in 2 to 3 rows, of different lengths, distinct at the base (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Introduced in much of temperate North America; native to Eurasia, possibly native in the Rocky Mountain region (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Sparsely-vegetated, often disturbed soil of grasslands, sagebrush steppe, woodlands, streambanks, roadsides; plains, valleys(Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.