Fiddleneck (Amsinckia menziesii)

Borage family (Boraginaceae) | Wildflowers and Herbs plant group
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As the name suggests, this native annual produces curled cluster heads of small yellow-orange flowers that resemble the head of a fiddle. Poisonous to livestock, the bristle hairs can cause skin irritation in humans.

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As the name suggests, this native annual produces curled cluster heads of small yellow-orange flowers that resemble the head of a fiddle. Poisonous to livestock, the bristle hairs can cause skin irritation in humans.

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This species of fiddleneck has a broad distribution, occurring in the US as far north as Alaska and as far south as Texas. Lawrence's goldfinch and other birds are known to eat the seeds.

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