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Amsinckia menziesii var. menziesii (Menzies' fiddleneck)
Pisapia, Robert J.

Amsinckia menziesii var. menziesii

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

Menzies' Fiddleneck

Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

Synonym(s): Amsinckia hispida, Amsinckia idahoensis, Amsinckia micrantha, Amsinckia parviflora, Amsinckia retrorsa, Amsinckia rugosa, Echium menziesii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul


USA: CA , CO , CT , ID , NC , NV , OR , SC , UT , WA


Use Food: Seeds harvested for food by indigenous peoples.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Honey Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 37 - Calscape (2019) California Native Plant Society
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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