Amsinckia lycopsoides (Lehm.) Lehm. APNI*
Synonyms: Lithospermum lycopsoides Lehm. APNI*
Description: Annual herb 20–50 cm high, branches erect or ascending; hairs stiff, erect to spreading.
Leaves linear to oblanceolate, becoming subcordate towards the apex, 3–9 cm long, 5–20 mm wide, apex acute, lamina stiffly hairy.
Sepals narrow-elliptic, 3–5 mm long, becoming 6–10 mm long in fruit. Corolla 5–8 mm long, deep yellow; lobes 1–2 mm long. Stamens inserted about halfway up the corolla tube. Style extending to the level of the stamens. Mericarps c. 3 mm long, transversely wrinkled, with a well-developed dorsal ridge.
Flowering: late spring.
Distribution and occurrence: south from Tamworth district. Native of N America.
Weed of pastures.
NSW subdivisions: *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *W.A. *S.A.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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