Amsinckia lycopsoides

Bugloss Fiddleneck

Erect stem with long coarse and shorter softer hairs. Leaves linear, with stinging hairs often clustered at base of plant. Flower stalk does not get longer with age, unlike most other members of the family. Flower orange-yellow, less than 1/2 in. long, with 5 bumps of bristly hairs that fill the top of flower tube. Grows in disturbed or poor soils at low elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Spring
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 6--30 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Coastal, Shrub-Steppe, Disturbed
  • Found In: Columbia Basin, East Gorge, Steens, Wallowas
  • Native: Yes