This fiddleneck, Amsinckia menziesii was a recent arrival to the islands, (2011) In that year , although not a garden escape, it colonized many areas at Race Rocks possibly because of its unpalatability to Canada geese.
Note the fiddle shaped seed heads of Amsinckia spectabilis.
Species: A. menziesii
Amsinckia menziesii (Lehm.) Nelson & J.F. Macbr.
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