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Natural History

The Fiddleneck is a member of the Borage or Forget-me-not Family. The plant grows to 10 inches in height and has green, hairy, triangular shaped leaves that grow to 6 inches in length at the base of the plant becoming smaller in the upper parts of the stem. The plant typically grows in dry, open areas at elevations below 4000 feet.

When the Fiddleneck first blooms the flower head is forms a coil that resembles the scroll on a violin. As the flowers open the coil uncurls.

Fiddlenecks bloom between March - May and produce yellow, funnel shaped flowers with 5 petals to 1/8 inches in width that grow in a coiled cluster.

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