A carefree annual plant for tough, dry locations!
Common Fiddleneck is a rather unusual plant that grows well in dry areas with low-nutrient soils. Throughout the spring, unique yellow flowers unfurl along "fiddlenecks". As the flowers unfurl, the plant grows and spreads its fuzzy leaves.
The yellow-orange flowers are beloved by native bees and other pollinators, and they are fun to watch unfurl throughout the spring.
Common Fiddleneck reseeds itself well in bare soil, and will return in following years.
Photo Credit: By Joe Decruyenaere - Amsinckia menziesii (Menzies' fiddleneck), CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40173304