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Douglas' Fiddleneck Back to Plant Page
Amsinckia douglasiana
  

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About Douglas' Fiddleneck (Amsinckia douglasiana) Amsinckia douglasiana is an uncommon species of fiddleneck known by the common name Douglas' fiddleneck. It is endemic to the coastal Santa Monica Mountains and Santa Ynez Mountains of southern California. Amsinckia douglasiana is a bristly annual herb producing coiled, fiddlehead-shaped inflorescences of yellow-orange flowers similar to other fiddlenecks. The flowers are over a centimeter wide and often have fewer than five lobes. This species is heterostylous. Amsinckia douglasiana is a bristly annual herb producing coiled, fiddlehead-shaped inflorescences of yellow-orange flowers similar to other fiddlenecks. The flowers are over a centimeter wide and often have fewer than five lobes. This species is heterostylous. It is also known as an occasional introduced species on the East Coast of the U. S.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
0.7 - 3.9 ft (0.21 - 1.2 m)

Flower Color
Yellow, Orange

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
3' - 7267'

Annual Precip. ?
5.7" - 69.7"

Summer Precip. ?
0.14" - 2.31"

Coldest Month ?
36.9° F - 56.5° F

Hottest Month ?
58.5° F - 78.6° F

Humidity ?
0.03 vpd - 28.72 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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