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Jessica Sticktight
Hackelia micrantha
About Jessica Sticktight (Hackelia micrantha) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Hackelia micrantha is a species of flowering plant in the borage family known by the common name Jessica sticktight. It is native to western North America from Alaska to northern Mexico, where it often grows in forested areas and meadows. This is a lush perennial herb growing to heights of 30 centimeters to over one meter. Its erect stems are surrounded at the base by many oval-shaped to lance-shaped leaves, the longest over 20 centimeters long. The upper stems are generally leafless and hold cyme flower clusters of bright blue flowers. Each petite flower has five rounded lobes with a smaller petallike appendage at the base of each. The fruit is a nutlet with pointed prickles.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

1 - 4 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Lavender, Blue

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Full Sun, Part Shade


Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Meadows, stream edges, opne slopes

Annual Precipitation: 11.6" - 151.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.84" - 5.67", Coldest Month: 19.9" - 46.2", Hottest Month: 40.8" - 70.3", Humidity: 0.82" - 20.13", Elevation: 1949" - 12226"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Jessica's Stickseed, Small-flowered Stickseed

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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