Calflora
Taxon  Report   334    
Amsinckia tessellata  A. Gray  var. tessellata 
Bristly fiddleneck,  Devil's lettuce
Amsinckia tessellata var. tessellata
© 2006 Chris Wagner, SBNF
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Amsinckia tessellata var. tessellata
© 2008 Steve Matson
Amsinckia tessellata var. tessellata
© 2008 Keir Morse
Amsinckia tessellata var. tessellata, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California.

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Amsinckia tessellata var. tessellata
© 2008 Steve Matson
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Sagebrush Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Amsinckia densirugosa
PLANTS: Amsinckia hendersonii
PLANTS: Amsinckia washingtonensis
More information about  Amsinckia tessellata var. tessellata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (AMTET)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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