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
Coastal Strand, Coastal Salt Marsh
Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Amsinckia scouleri
PLANTS: Amsinckia spectabilis var. bracteosa
PLANTS: Amsinckia spectabilis var. nicolai
ICPN: Amsinckia conspicua
ICPN: Amsinckia divergens
ICPN: Amsinckia diversifolia
ICPN: Amsinckia lanceolata
ICPN: Amsinckia parishii
ICPN: Amsinckia splendens
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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: Sep 19, 2018).

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