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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Amsinckia tessellata v.tessellata (Checker Fiddleneck, Desert Fiddleneck, cetkom)

Cabeza Prieta Peak


 Amsinckia tessellata v.tessellata

 Amsinckia tessellata v.tessellata

 Amsinckia tessellata v.tessellata

Habitat: valleys
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate simple
Flower Color: orange
Flowering Period: Feb. to June
Spines: spineless
Family: Boraginaceae (borage family)
Abundance: common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, C.M. Guilliams, and J. Malusa. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 10. Eudicots: Berberidaceae, Bignoniaceae and Boraginaceae. Phytoneuron 2015-1, 1-60 page 12 (5.9 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Amsinckia tessellata v.tessellata (opens in a new tab).






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