Amsinckia: commonly known as Fiddleneck

Fiddleneck was another wildflower quite prevalent on my recent Sunday morning hike.  I also saw them on Saturday walking along the wash.  They are very beautiful in the way they curl, and the green and yellow colors are quite stunning.

A small factoid from Wikipedia:

The seeds and foliage of fiddlenecks are poisonous to livestock, particularly cattle, because they contain alkaloids and high concentrations of nitrates. The sharp hairs of the plants can cause skin irritation in humans. However, the shoots, seeds or leaves of several species were used as food by Native Americans, and the plant also had some medicinal uses.

More wildflower photos to come!

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“Like wildflowers you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.” ~ Lorde

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Sheree says:

    Wonderful photos!

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  2. So much beautiful detail brought out in the close ups. Pretty! 😊

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  3. Photos are beautiful and so are the flowers

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  4. Cee Neuner says:

    What wonderful photos of Fiddlenecks. 😀

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    1. Thank you! They are so fascinating and very pretty 😊

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  5. Wonderful collection! I really like wildflowers as well. 🙂

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    1. Thank you! Wildflowers and beautiful weeds are popping up all over! I can’t wait to take more pictures!

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      1. Woohoo, me too! 😀

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