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Amsinckia tessellata  A. Gray
Bristly fiddleneck,  Checker fiddleneck, Devil's lettuce, Fiddleneck
Amsinckia tessellata
© 2003 James M. Andre
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Amsinckia tessellata
© 2010 Aaron Schusteff
Amsinckia tessellata
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Amsinckia tessellata, 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 tessellata
© 2008 Steve Matson
Genus: Amsinckia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Sagebrush Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Amsinckia conica
ICPN: Amsinckia cuneata
ICPN: Amsinckia mojavensis
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More information about  Amsinckia tessellata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).