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Green Fiddleneck
Amsinckia vernicosa
About Green Fiddleneck (Amsinckia vernicosa) Nurseries Show All Photos Amsinckia vernicosa is a species of fiddleneck known by the common name green fiddleneck. It is endemic to California, where it is an uncommon member of mountain, desert, and valley habitat in several regions. Amsinckia vernicosa is a hairy annual herb somewhat similar to other fiddlenecks, but waxy in texture and pinkish in color along the lower stem. The coiled inflorescence holds yellow or orange tubular flowers up to 2 centimeters long and 1. 5 wide at the corolla.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

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

Flower Color
Yellow, Pink, Orange

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
224' - 7494'

Annual Precip. ?
3.2" - 45.7"

Summer Precip. ?
0.14" - 1.24"

Coldest Month ?
36.4° F - 52.6° F

Hottest Month ?
59.8° F - 82.4° F

Humidity ?
1.05 vpd - 35.29 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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