Bristly Fiddleneck (Amsinckia tesselata)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Bristly Fiddleneck
Amsinckia tesselata
Boraginaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Seed[161, 177]. No more details are given, but the seeds of other members of the genus is dried then ground into a powder and make into cakes which are eaten raw[257]. If this species is like most other members of the family Boraginaceae, the seed is likely to ripen over a period of time and individual seeds fall from the plant when they are ripe. This will make harvesting any quantity of seed very fiddly and time consuming[K].

    Leaves – raw[257]. Sometimes the leaves are bruised by rubbing them between the hands and are then eaten with salt[257].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow late spring in situ[200].
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in ordinary garden soil in full sun[1, 200].
South-western N. America – Utah.

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