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Amsinckia spectabilis

Amsinckia spectabilis Fisch. & C.A. Mey.

Woolly Breeches, Woolly-breeches, Seaside Amsinckia, Seaside Fiddleneck

Boraginaceae (Borage family)

Synonym(s): Amsinckia scouleri, Amsinckia spectabilis var. bracteosa, Amsinckia spectabilis var. microcarpa, Amsinckia spectabilis var. nicolai, Amsinckia spectabilis var. spectabilis

USDA Symbol: AMSP3

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, 1-4.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Sandy mesas and bluffs, coastal dunes.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 28 - NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life (2018) NatureServe
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


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

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