Amsinckia spectabilis

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Amsinckia spectabilis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Boraginales
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Amsinckia
Species: A. spectabilis
Binomial name
Amsinckia spectabilis
Fisch. & C.A.Mey.

Amsinckia spectabilis is a species of fiddleneck known by the common names seaside fiddleneck[1] and woolly breeches.[2] It is native to the west coast of North America from British Columbia to Baja California, where it grows in sandy habitat, including direct coastline.

Amsinckia spectabilis is a bristly annual herb similar in appearance to other fiddlenecks. The leaves are sometimes edged with fine teeth. The coiled inflorescence holds tubular yellow flowers up to 2 centimetres (0.8 in) long and 1.5 centimetres (0.6 in) wide at the face.


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007" (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Amsinckia spectabilis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 

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