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Pest Information

Coast Fiddleneck

Coast Fiddleneck

  • Latin Name: Amsinckia Intermedia
  • Common Name: Coast Fiddleneck
  • Other Names: Fiddleneck, common fiddleneck, fingerweed, rancher’s fireweed, yellow burnweed, yellow burweed, yellow forgetmenot, yellow tarweed

Pest Details

Coast Fiddleneck
Coast Fiddleneck


Coast fiddleneck is native to Oregon and California.


A winter annual – seeds germinate from November through early spring, with plants maturing in early summer and dying once hot weather arrives.


Most characteristic is the flower stalk, which is curled in the shape of the neck of a violin, giving this weed its common name. Flowers are very small, orange, and arranged in rows along the sides of the terminal stems. Leaves are 1 to 4 inches long, arranged alternately along the stems, and lance shaped and very hairy and bristly to the touch.

Characteristicts Important to Control:

May grow densely in almost any soil condition. Livestock feeding on fiddleneck in the field or as a contaminant in hay may suffer liver poisoning, and a condition called “walking disease” in horses.

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