Herb: Bristly Fiddleneck


Latin name: Amsinckia tesselata


Family: Boraginaceae (Borage Family)



Edible parts of Bristly Fiddleneck:

Seed. No more details are given, but the seeds of other members of the genus is dried then ground into a powder and make into cakes which are eaten raw. 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. Leaves - raw. Sometimes the leaves are bruised by rubbing them between the hands and are then eaten with salt.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual


Height:
60 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
July to
September

Habitat of the herb:

Roadsides and dry open slopes and flats, often in disturbed soil

Propagation of Bristly Fiddleneck:

Seed - sow late spring in situ.

Cultivation of the herb:

Roadsides and dry open slopes and flats, often in disturbed soil

Medicinal use of Bristly Fiddleneck:

None known

Known hazards of Amsinckia tesselata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.