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Amsinckia lunaris

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About Bent Flowered Fiddleneck (Amsinckia lunaris) Amsinckia lunaris is an uncommon species of fiddleneck known by the common name bentflower fiddleneck. It is endemic to California, where it grows in the San Francisco Bay Area and the woods of the coastal and inland mountains just north. This is a bristly annual herb with coiled flower clusters of tubular orange flowers similar to those of other fiddlenecks, except for the characteristic bend in the flower tube. The flowers are about a centimeter long and less in width at the face.
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
Site Type
Open woods


Elevation ?
12' - 2468'

Annual Precip. ?
11.6" - 62.3"

Summer Precip. ?
0.16" - 0.84"

Coldest Month ?
41.3° F - 51.0° F

Hottest Month ?
64.8° F - 76.8° F

Humidity ?
0.53 vpd - 24.44 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Bentflower Fiddleneck

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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