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Tarweed Fiddleneck (Amsinckia lycopsoides)

A. parviflora.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Tarweed Fiddleneck
Amsinckia lycopsoides

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Fresh juicy shoots[161, 177, 257]. No more details are given.

    Seed – raw[257]. The parched seed is ground into a powder then made into cakes and eaten without being cooked[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].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow late spring in situ[200].
Succeeds in ordinary garden soil in full sun[1, 200].
Europe. Western N. America. Naturalized on the Farne Islands, N.E. Britain[200].

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