Hackelia virginiana (L.) I.M.Johnst.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Hackelia virginiana (L.) I.M.Johnst.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stout biennial to 1(–1.5) m, freely branched above; lower lvs to 3 dm, narrowed to a petiole; middle and upper lvs oblong-elliptic, 5–15 cm, sharply narrowed to both ends, sessile, the uppermost passing into the small, lanceolate to linear bracts; racemes spreading, eventually 5–15 cm; bracts often alternating with the fls, those beyond the middle minute or lacking; fruiting pedicels 2–10 mm; cor white or pale blue, 2–3 mm wide; dorsal area of the nutlets ovate, 2–3 mm, verrucose and bearing 10–25 erect prickles as long as the marginal ones; 2n=24. Upland woods; s. Que. to N.D., s. to Ga., La., and Tex. July–Sept. (Lappula v.)