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Amsinckia (Amsinckia intermedia)

fiddleneckDESCRIPTION: Also known as Fiddleneck. Annual to 20". Flowers are orangish-yellow, tubular (5-lobed), and 1/8" wide. Flower spike begins season coiled (like the neck of a fiddle) then slowly unfolds as each successive flower blooms. Leaves simple, smooth-edged, green, hairy (as is the rest of the plant), linear, and longer at base (6") than at top of plant (less than an inch). Boraginaceae (Forget-Me-Not) Family.
NATURAL HISTORY: Flowers March-May
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