Amsinckia
amsinckia, fiddleneck, tarweed
6 species
2 subspecies and varieties
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Amsinckia intermediafireweed fiddleneck, rancher's fiddleneck
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south, both sides of the Cascades, to Baja California, Mexico, east to Idaho, Utah, Arizona, and west Texas.
Habitat: Balds, meadows, prairies, roadsides, and other open areas at low to middle elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-May
Amsinckia lycopsoidesbugloss fiddleneck, tarweed fiddleneck
Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Great Plains, also in eastern North America.
Habitat: Roadsides, fields, meadows, grassy slopes, ponderosa pine forest openings, and other open areas from sagebrush desert into the mountains, often associated with some type of disturbance .
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-July
Amsinckia menziesiiharvest fiddleneck, rigid fiddleneck, rancher's fireweed
Distribution: Chiefly east of the Cascades in Washington; Washington south to California.
Habitat: Open, dry foothills.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-July
Amsinckia retrorsaharvest fiddleneck, rigid fiddleneck
Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Idaho and Utah.
Habitat: Relatively dry and open areas at low to moderate elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-June
Amsinckia spectabilisseaside amsinckia
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California.
Habitat: Coastal dunes or sandy bluffs.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
var. spectabilis – woolly breeches, Scouler's fiddleneck, seaside fiddleneck
Amsinckia tessellatatessellate fiddleneck
Distribution: Chiefly east of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Idaho, south to New Mexico.
Habitat: Roadsides and dry, open slopes and flats, often in disturbed soil.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-June
var. tessellata – tessellate fiddleneck