Taxon  Report   335    
Amsinckia vernicosa  Hook. & Arn.
Green fiddleneck
Amsinckia vernicosa
© 2017 Keir Morse
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Amsinckia vernicosa
© 2017 Keir Morse
Amsinckia vernicosa
© 2017 Keir Morse
Amsinckia vernicosa, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Amsinckia vernicosa
© 2010 Christopher Bronny
Genus: Amsinckia
Communities: Joshua Tree Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Amsinckia vernicosa var. vernicosa
More information about  Amsinckia vernicosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 23, 2019).