Calflora
Taxon  Report   329    
Amsinckia spectabilis  Fisch. & C. A. Mey.
Seaside amsinckia,  Seaside fiddleneck, Woolly breeches
Amsinckia spectabilis
© 2003 Lynn Watson
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Amsinckia spectabilis
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Amsinckia spectabilis
© 2013 Robert Steers/NPS
Amsinckia spectabilis, 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 spectabilis
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Family: BORAGINACEAE  
Genus: Amsinckia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Coastal Strand, Coastal Salt Marsh

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Amsinckia scouleri
PLANTS: Amsinckia spectabilis var. bracteosa
PLANTS: Amsinckia spectabilis var. nicolai
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More information about  Amsinckia spectabilis
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 (AMSP3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 18, 2018).