Amsinckia lycopsoides (Lehm.) Lehm.

Bugloss Fiddle-neck

Del. Sem. Hort. Hamburg. 1831: 3 (1831) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Erect or ascending herb, 20–80 cm high; stems strigose or with long, stiff, mostly spreading hairs. Leaves with both surfaces stiffly hairy, apex acute, base cuneate to subcordate, margins undulate; rosette leaves linear to oblanceolate, 3–9 cm long, 5–20 mm wide; cauline leaves linear-lanceolate, becoming smaller towards inflorescence. Sepals narrow-elliptic, 3–5 mm long, acute, scarcely connate at base, elongating to 6–10 mm in fruit; corolla 5–8 mm long, throat constricted and closed by hairy saccate scales, deep yellow, tube much longer than lobes; stamens inserted low in corolla-tube. Mericarps ovoid, c. 3 mm long, transversely wrinkled; dorsal ridge covered with pointed tubercles. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

*EGU, *HSF, *LoM, *MuM, *NIS, *VVP, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, SA, Qld, NSW. Native to North America. A widespread weed of pastures, cultivated land and other disturbed sites in drier and warmer parts of the State.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Boraginaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-29
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
family Boraginaceae
genus Amsinckia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Amsinckia lycopsoides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Amsinckia lycopsoides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present naturalised
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present introduced
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Northern Inland Slopes present introduced
East Gippsland Uplands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present introduced

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales