Species Details

Amsinckia lunaris

bent-flowered fiddleneck

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Photo of Amsinckia lunaris
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Photo of Amsinckia lunaris
© 2016 Vernon Smith
Photo of Amsinckia lunaris
© 2015 Aaron Schusteff
Scientific Name:
Amsinckia lunaris Macbr.
Common Name:
bent-flowered fiddleneck
Family: Boraginaceae
Element Code: PDBOR01070
USDA Plants Symbol: AMLU
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Mar-Jun
3 - 500 meters
10 - 1640 feet
General Habitat:
  • Coastal bluff scrub
  • Cismontane woodland
  • Valley and foothill grassland
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Many collections old; current status information needed. Does plant occur in SHA and SIS counties? 

Threatened by development and mining. Possibly threatened by non-native plants.

Total Occurrences: 93
Element Occurrence Ranks:
3 16 5 1 0 68
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 33
Recent <=20 Years 60
Presumed Extant 93
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Alameda (ALA), Colusa (COL), Contra Costa (CCA), Lake (LAK), Marin (MRN), Napa (NAP), San Francisco (SFO), San Mateo (SMT), Santa Clara (SCL), Santa Cruz (SCR), Sonoma (SON), Sutter (SUT), Yolo (YOL)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Aetna Springs (3812264), Ano Nuevo (3712213), Benmore Canyon (3912215), Bodega Head (3812331), Bolinas (3712286), Briones Valley (3712282), Davenport (3712212), Gilmore Peak (3912235), Glascock Mtn. (3812283), Hayward (3712261), Highland Springs (3812288), Hough Springs (3912225), Jericho Valley (3812274), Kelseyville (3812287), Knoxville (3812273), Lakeport (3912218), Las Trampas Ridge (3712271), Laurel (3712118), Leesville (3912224), Lick Observatory (3712136), Lodoga (3912234), Los Gatos (3712128), Lower Lake (3812285), Lucerne (3912217), Middletown (3812275), Novato (3812215), Oakland East (3712272), Oakland West (3712273), Palo Alto (3712242), Point Reyes NE (3812227), Richmond (3712283), Rumsey (3812282), Rutherford (3812244), Salt Canyon (3912213), San Francisco South (3712264), San Geronimo (3812216), San Mateo (3712253), San Rafael (3712285), Sanborn Slough (3912138), Santa Rosa (3812246), Sites (3912233), St. John Mtn. (3912246), Tomales (3812228), Whispering Pines (3812276), Wilbur Springs (3912214), Wilson Valley (3812284)
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.


Presumed Extant
Counties   Quads