Rancher's Fireweed

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Rancher's Fireweed

Rancher's Fireweed  - Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia

by: Honza
Location/Trail:  Norterra Preserve/Sonoran Loop
Date sighted:  4/03/2010
Season:  Spring
Flower Color: Yellow to yellowish orange
Plant Type: Herb, Annual
Height: Up to 18 inches (46 cm) tall

Notes: Poisonous (seeds). The small, tubular, 5-lobed flowers are atop coiled flower spikes. The leaves are green, alternate, and narrowly lanceolate or linear. These natives are covered in prickly hairs.
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