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Amsinckia tesselata - A.Gray.

Common Name Bristly Fiddleneck
Family Boraginaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Roadsides and dry open slopes and flats, often in disturbed soil[60]
Range South-western N. America - Utah.
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Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Amsinckia tesselata Bristly Fiddleneck


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Amsinckia tesselata Bristly Fiddleneck

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Amsinckia tesselata is a ANNUAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft). It is in flower from July to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Seed
Edible Uses:

Seed[161, 177]. No more details are given, but the seeds of other members of the genus is dried then ground into a powder and make into cakes which are eaten raw[257]. If this species is like most other members of the family Boraginaceae, the seed is likely to ripen over a period of time and individual seeds fall from the plant when they are ripe. This will make harvesting any quantity of seed very fiddly and time consuming[K]. Leaves - raw[257]. Sometimes the leaves are bruised by rubbing them between the hands and are then eaten with salt[257].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in ordinary garden soil in full sun[1, 200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow late spring in situ[200].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Amsinckia lycopsoidesTarweed FiddleneckAnnual0.6 6-9  LMHNDM10 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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