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Photo courtesy of USFWS Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge.

Fiddleneck

Scientific name
Amsinckia menziesii
Plant Family
Plant Group
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.

Did You Know?

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.

States
AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, HI, ID, IL, MA, ME, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NV, NY, OR, PA, SC, TX, UT, VA, WA, WY