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Amsinckia intermedia Fisch. & C.A. Mey.
Stem: ascending to erect, green to brown, spreading-bristly, branches 0--many. Leaf: spreading, green, coarse-hairy to bristly. Flower: calyx lobes 5, +- equal, not fused above base; corolla 7--11 mm, tube exserted, tube 10-veined near base, limb 4--10 mm diam, +- orange, generally with 5 dark spots; stamens attached above middle of tube, anthers generally appressed to stigma; style to throat. Fruit: 2--3.5 mm, +- sharp-tubercled, occasionally ridged. Chromosomes: 2n=30,34,38.
Ecology: Open, generally disturbed areas; Elevation: < 1750(2350) m. Bioregional Distribution: CA (uncommon D); Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, western Montana, Utah, western Texas, Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun Note: Homostylous. Perhaps better treated as part of Amsinckia menziesii. Hybridizes with Amsinckia lycopsoides, Amsinckia retrorsa; see note under Amsinckia eastwoodiae.
Synonyms: Amsinckia intermedia var. echinata (A. Gray) Wiggins; Amsinckia menziesii (Lehm.) A. Nelson & J.F. Macbr. var. intermedia (Fisch. & C.A. Mey.) Ganders, ined.
Unabridged Note: Self-pollinated. Highly variable, with 100+ named, mostly indistinct variants, some of which may grow together and remain distinct but intergrade over their ranges.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley & Fred R. Ganders
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Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley & Fred R. Ganders 2016. Amsinckia intermedia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=13131, accessed on February 12, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 12, 2016.