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Amsinckia menziesii

Amsinckia menziesii (Lehm.) A. Nelson & J.F. Macbr.

Menzies' Fiddleneck, Common Fiddleneck, Rigid Fiddleneck, Smallflower Fiddleneck, Small Flowered Fiddleneck, Rigid Fiddleneck, Rancher's Fiddleneck

Boraginaceae (Borage family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (I), HI (I?), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Fruit: 4 nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Yellow with orange spots.


USA: AZ , CA , CO , CT , ID , IL , MA , ME , MO , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NV , NY , OR , PA , SC , TX , UT , VA , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , SK , YT
Native Distribution: Some authorities consider A. menziesii native only in 6 western states and British Columbia, and a naturalized invader elsewhere in the United States and Canada.
Native Habitat: Prairies, disturbed areas, edges of forests and woodlands.

Web Reference

Webref 62 - Burke Herbarium Image Collection (2020) University of Washington
Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Amsinckia menziesii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Amsinckia menziesii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Amsinckia menziesii


Record Modified: 2021-02-18
Research By: CBR

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