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PlantFiles: Bristly Fiddleneck, Checker Fiddle-neck
Amsinckia tessellata

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Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Amsinckia (am-SING-kee-uh) (Info)
Species: tessellata (tess-ell-AY-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Amsinckia tesselata

Category:
Annuals

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral smiln32 On Nov 21, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Another common name for this plant is Checker fiddleneck.

It likes dry sandy or gravelly places up to altitudes of 6000' and both woodlands and deserts. It is a very widespread, common plant. The prickly plant "hairs" can cause irritation to the skin.

It blooms March to June.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona



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