Calflora
Taxon  Report   331    
Amsinckia spectabilis  Fisch. & C. A. Mey.  var. spectabilis 
Seaside fiddleneck
Amsinckia spectabilis var. spectabilis
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
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Amsinckia spectabilis var. spectabilis
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Amsinckia spectabilis var. spectabilis
© 2015 Robert Sikora
Amsinckia spectabilis var. spectabilis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California.

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Amsinckia spectabilis var. spectabilis
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Communities: Coastal Strand, Coastal Salt Marsh

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Amsinckia spectabilis var. sancti-nicolai
ICPN: Amsinckia celsa
ICPN: Amsinckia maritima
More information about  Amsinckia spectabilis var. spectabilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (AMSP3)

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 16, 2018).