Some Common Plants of Upper Newport Bay

Common Fiddleneck  (Amsinckia menziesii)
Plant:  Annual, erect slender plant 8 to 30 inches tall, sometimes widely branched and sparsely bristled with linear leaves up to 6 inches long. 
Flowers: The orange-yellow flowers are in a tightly coiled shape resembling the fiddle neck on a violin. 
Leaf: Lance shaped, coarse to the touch, hairy and alternate on the stems.
Flowering period:   February to May
Use by Indians:  
Can be found here: West Bluffs
Native Plant: Yes Halophyte: No
Family Name: Borage
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Date: 9/15/2005