Taxon  Report   332 
Amsinckia tessellata  A. Gray
Bristly fiddleneck,  Checker fiddleneck, Devil's lettuce, Fiddleneck
Amsinckia tessellata
© 2008 Steve Matson
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Amsinckia tessellata
© 2010 Aaron Schusteff
Amsinckia tessellata
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Amsinckia tessellata, 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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Amsinckia tessellata
© 2003 James M. Andre
Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Sagebrush Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Amsinckia purpusii
ICPN: Amsinckia rostellata
More information about  Amsinckia tessellata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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 California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 22, 2018).

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