Calflora
Taxon  Report   327    
Amsinckia menziesii  (Lehm.) A. Nelson & J. F. Macbr.  var. intermedia  (Fisch. & C. A. Mey.) Ganders ined.  
(no longer an active name)
Common fiddleneck,  Fiddleneck, Orange flowered menzies' fiddleneck
Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia
© 2003 Lynn Watson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia
© J. E.(Jed) and Bonnie McClellan 2007 California Academy of Sciences
Family: BORAGINACEAE  
Genus: Amsinckia
Parent: Amsinckia menziesii
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Amsinckia intermedia

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Amsinckia rigida
PLANTS: Amsinckia nana
PLANTS: Amsinckia microphylla
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NOTE: Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia is no longer an active name.
More information about  Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (AMMEI2)

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: Dec 15, 2018).

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