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Spanish needle also is grouped with the "sticktight" crowd and I grew up calling it beggar's lice (as opposed to the desmodium "ticks").
Hampson (1970) noted entanglements of a House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) and Rubycrowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) in beggar's lice (Hakelia virginiana) within a week's time in the fall.
If they happen to be memorable, and stick to your mind like beggar's lice to a pant leg, so much the better.