Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Amsinckia menziesii (Common Fiddleneck)

3/24/17 Dripping Springs Campground, Agua Tibia, 
Cleveland National Forest, Riverside County, CA

 3/10/17 Minthorn Street, Lake Elsinore, Riverside County, CA

 3/10/17 Minthorn Street, Lake Elsinore, Riverside County, CA

3/1/19 Walker Canyon Trail, Temescal Mountains,
Lake Elsinore, Riverside County, CA

3/23/19 Harford Springs Reserve, Gavilan Hills, 
Riverside County, CA


COMMON NAME: Common Fiddleneck

SPECIES: Amsinckia menziesii

FAMILY: Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 3/10/2017

LOCATION: Lake Elsinore, Riverside County, CA


Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Stem: decumbent to +- ascending, green to brown, spreading-bristly, branches +- many, from base. 

Leaf: spreading, green, coarse-hairy to bristly. 

Flower: calyx lobes 5, +- equal, not fused above base; corolla 4--7 mm, tube +- exserted, tube 10-veined near base, limb 1--3 mm diam, yellow to orange-yellow, generally spotted; stamens attached above middle of tube, anthers generally appressed to stigma; style to throat. 

Fruit: 2--3.5 mm, +- sharp-tubercled, occasionally ridged. 

Ecology: Shade-tolerant, open, disturbed areas at forest/woodland edges; 

Elevation: < 1700 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP, MP; 

Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, Idaho; naturalized in central and eastern United States; also in South America. 

Flowering Time: May--Jul Note: Homostylous. 

eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley & Fred R. Ganders

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