Thursday, May 18, 2017

Amsinckia intermedia (Common Fiddleneck)

3/11/17 Harford Springs Reserve, Gavilan Hills, Riverside County, CA 

3/11/17 Harford Springs Reserve, Gavilan Hills, Riverside County, CA 


COMMON NAME: Common Fiddleneck

SPECIES: Amsinckia intermedia

FAMILY: Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 3/11/2017

LOCATION: Harford Springs Reserve, Gavilan Hills, Riverside County, CA 

Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Stem: ascending to erect, green to brown, spreading-bristly, branches 0--many. 

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

Flower: calyx lobes 5, +- equal, not fused above base; corolla 7--11 mm, tube exserted, tube 10-veined near base, limb 4--10 mm diam, +- orange, generally with 5 dark spots; stamens attached above middle of tube, anthers generally appressed to stigma; style to throat. 

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

Ecology: Open, generally disturbed areas; 

Elevation: < 1750(2350) m. 

Bioregional Distribution: CA (uncommon D); 

Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, western Montana, Utah, western Texas, Baja California. 

Flowering Time: Mar--Jun 

Note: Homostylous. Perhaps better treated as part of Amsinckia menziesii. Hybridizes with Amsinckia lycopsoidesAmsinckia retrorsa; see note under Amsinckia eastwoodiae

Synonyms: Amsinckia intermedia var. echinata (A. Gray) Wiggins; Amsinckia menziesii (Lehm.) A. Nelson & J.F. Macbr. var. intermedia (Fisch. & C.A. Mey.) Ganders, ined. 

Unabridged Note: Self-pollinated. Highly variable, with 100+ named, mostly indistinct variants, some of which may grow together and remain distinct but intergrade over their ranges.

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

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