Latin name: Amsinckia tessellata A. Gray var. gloriosa (Suksd.) Hoover
Pronunciation: am-SINK-ee-a tes-el-AY-ta glor-ee-OH-sa
Common name: Bristly fiddleneck
Family: Boraginaceae (Borage)
Habitat: Sandy or shaly soils to 6000', Tehachapis, sw San Joaquin Valley. West Transverse Range, west Mojave Desert
Blooming period: March to June
Name derivations: 1) Amsinckia 2) tessellata 3) gloriosa