Page author: David Giblin
Amsinckia menziesii
harvest fiddleneck, rigid fiddleneck, rancher's fireweed
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Chiefly east of the Cascades in Washington; Washington south to California.

Habitat: Open, dry foothills.

Flowers: April-July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Sparsely hairy annual from a taproot, the simple to many-branched stem 1.5-7 dm. tall.

Leaves:

Leaves alternate, entire, somewhat short-hairy, oblong to lance-elliptic, up to 12 cm. long and 2 cm. wide.

Flowers:

Inflorescence a coiled false-raceme; sepals 5, free, 5-10 mm. long; corolla regular, 5-lobed, light yellow, 4-7 mm. long, the limb 1-3 mm. wide; stamens 5.

Fruits:

Fruit of 4 nutlets, 2-3.5 mm. long, gray to black.

Accepted Name:
Amsinckia menziesii (Lehm.) A. Nelson & J.F. Macbr.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Amsinckia menziesii (Lehm.) A. Nelson & J.F. Macbr. var. menziesii [JPM]
Amsinckia micrantha Suksd.
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Amsinckia menziesii checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Amsinckia menziesii atlas page.

CalPhotos: Amsinckia menziesii photos.

USDA Plants: Amsinckia menziesii information.

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