Lappula squarrosa

Family (Traditional)Boraginaceae
Species:Lappula squarrosa (Retz.) Dumort.
Common NameEuropean Stickseed; Beggars Lice
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; Duration: Biennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Blue; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Schizocarp; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Echinospermum lappula Echinospermum lappula
Lappula consanguinea Lappula consanguinea
Lappula echinata Lappula echinata Gilib.
Lappula erecta Lappula erecta A. Nels.
Lappula fremontii Lappula fremontii (Torr.) Greene
Lappula lappula Lappula lappula (L.) Karst.
Lappula myosotis Lappula myosotis Moench
Lappula squarrosa var. erecta Lappula squarrosa var. erecta (A. Nels.) Dorn

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Kenton (KY), Shelby (TN), Weakley (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: KNK, UTM, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1978 - 1978

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
UTM01516 Weakley Tennessee
Lappula echinata
UTM01515 Tennessee
Lappula echinata
31973000006749 Kenton Kentucky 11 Aug 1978 Applegarth, Patrick
Lappula echinata
UTM01514 Weakley Tennessee
Lappula echinata
TENN-V-0184053 Shelby Tennessee
Lappula echinata
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