Page authors: Don Knoke, David Giblin
Amsinckia lycopsoides
bugloss fiddleneck, tarweed fiddleneck
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington, with scattered localities west of the crest; east to the Atlantic Coast.

Habitat: Dry, open areas at low elevations.

Flowers: April-July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Bristly-hairy annual from a taproot, the simple or few-branched stem 1-6 dm. tall.


Leaves alternate, entire, stiff-hairy, linear to linear-oblong, up to 10 cm. long and 1.5 cm. wide, often crowded at the base.


Inflorescence a coiled false-raceme; sepals 5, free, hairy, 6-10 mm. long; corolla regular, 5-lobed, yellow-orange with vermillion marks in the throat, 6-10 mm. long, with hairy appendages at the top of the tube obstructing the throat, the limb 3-6 mm. wide; stamens 5.


Fruit of 4 nutlets, 2.5-3 mm. long, greenish to dark brown.

Accepted Name:
Amsinckia lycopsoides Lehm.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Amsinckia lycopsoides in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Amsinckia lycopsoides checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Amsinckia lycopsoides atlas page.

CalPhotos: Amsinckia lycopsoides photos.

USDA Plants: Amsinckia lycopsoides information.

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