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stick·seed

 (stĭk′sēd′)
n.
Any of various plants of the genera Hackelia and Lappula, having small barbed fruits that cling to clothing or fur.

stickseed

(ˈstɪkˌsiːd)
n
(Plants) any of various Eurasian and North American plants of the boraginaceous genus Lappula, having red-and-blue flowers and small prickly fruits. Also called: beggar's-lice
[C19: from stick2; so called because its seeds have adhesive hooks on them]

stick•seed

(ˈstɪkˌsid)

n.
1. any weedy plant of the genus Lappula, of the borage family, having prickly seeds that adhere to clothing.
2. any of various other plants with sticky seeds or fruits.
[1835–45, Amer.]
References in periodicals archive ?
Stickseed, Beggars-Lice; Woodland and old-field along RR track; Infrequent but locally common; C = 0; BSUH 18630.
minor) Ruby-throated Hummingbird Burdock (Arctium minus) (Archilochus coluhris) Thistle Stickseed (Lappula schinata) Least Flycatcher (Empidonax Burdock (A.
The showy stickseed has a beautiful, five-lobed, white flower and is known from only one location in Chelan County on U.
Showy Stickseed (Hackelia venusta) Considered the state of Washington's rarest plant, this species was listed on February 6 as endangered.
Stickseed, beggars-lice; Upland woods; Abundant and widespread; C = 0; BSUH 18042.
Showy Stickseed (Hackelia venusta) Fewer than 150 individuals of this showy wildflower, the rarest plant in Washington, are known to exist at a single location in Chelan County.
Showy Stickseed (Hackelia venusta) Fewer than 150 individuals of this showy wild-flower, the rarest plant in Washington, are known to exist at a single location in Chelan County.
Stickseed, Beggar's Lice; C = 0; BSUH 16574; 16402.
Stickseed, Beggar's Lice; Creek bank along east side; Rare to infrequent; C = 0; BSUH 13705.
Stickseed, Beggar's Lice; Woods; Frequent; C = 0; BSUH 11367, 11719.