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Amsinkia tessellata ~ Bristly Fiddleneck, Devil's Lettuce

Amsinkia tessellata grows in the desert, chaparral, and valley grassland habitats. The Bristly Fiddleneck is more tolerant of saline soils and extreme weather than most Fiddlenecks. Amsinkia tessellata seeds should be planted in the Fall with the first rains. Amsinkia tessellata blooms in the early to mid Spring. Plants in the Amsinkia genus are a frequent food and nectar source for the Painted Lady Butterfly and a great addition to the butterfly garden.

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Amsinkia tessellata, Bristly Fiddleneck, Devil's Lettuce