Jun. 23, 2019

Virginia stickseed, Hackelia virginiana

Not sure Virginia would want to take credit for this one. One fall day in the woods, I tripped over a hidden branch. Into the nettles! And the burs. I think every inch of me that wasn't stinging was covered with burs. These stickseeds were the biggest and most aggravating part of that. These burs are only an eighth of an inch and stick like mad. I think that day I threw my shirt out. The flowers aren't much larger. All in all, one of the more aggravating moments with one of the more aggravating wildflowers. And it took me a half hour to find my glasses. You may get stuck in AL, AR, CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NH(T), NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV, ON, and QC. Ives Fen Preserve, Lenawee Co MI, 7/16/11.