Taxon  Report   329 
Amsinckia spectabilis  Fischer & C. Meyer
Seaside Amsinckia, seaside fiddleneck, woolly breeches
Amsinckia spectabilis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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 Plant Characteristics
 and Associations

Bloom Period
Communities: Coastal Strand, Coastal Salt Marsh
Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Genus: Amsinckia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Amsinckia spectabilis var. microcarpa
Amsinckia spectabilis var. spectabilis
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Other Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Amsinckia scouleri
PLANTS: Amsinckia spectabilis var. bracteosa
PLANTS: Amsinckia spectabilis var. microcarpa
PLANTS: Amsinckia spectabilis var. nicolai
PLANTS: Amsinckia spectabilis var. spectabilis
ICPN: Amsinckia diversifolia
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Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

2012 Jepson Manual Treament from the Jepson Herbarium,
University of California, Berkeley

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of Calif. Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 17, 2014).

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