Definition of stickseed in English:

stickseed

Line breaks: stick|seed
Pronunciation: /ˈstɪksiːd/

noun

  • A plant of the borage family which bears small barbed seeds.
    • Genera Hackelia and Lappula, family Boraginaceae: several species, in particular H. floribunda, which resembles a forget-me-not
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    • Several nonnative noxious weeds have invaded stickseed habitat and threaten to out-compete the stickseed for the available nutrients.
    • The fruits of the showy stickseed are spurred and covered with stout hairs that cling to the hair and bodies of animal.
    • The primary reason for not designating critical habitat for showy stickseed is because the species has been repeatedly collected for many decades.

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