any of the weedy plants belonging to the genus Lappula, having prickly seeds that adhere to clothing.

1835–45, Americanism; stick2 + seed Unabridged
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stickseed (ˈstɪkˌsiːd)
Also called: beggar's-lice any of various Eurasian and North American plants of the boraginaceous genus Lappula, having red-and-blue flowers and small prickly fruits
[C19: from stick²; so called because its seeds have adhesive hooks on them]

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Many other wildflowers, including the blue and white stickseed, can be seen.
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