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:
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.