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Tall yellow perrenial garden flowers of this species are easy to grow and can be found in gardens, parks, and roadside clearings. It is popular in the United States, but also found in Canada, Europe, and South America. The seeds are poisonous to humans, if eaten.
It is an annual plant growing to tall by wide, with small, hairy, pale green or purplish-white basal leaves. Small creamy-white daisy-like flowerheads are produced in early spring. It forms a compact clump of many basal shoots. The fruit is a flat, narrow silica capsule containing a small, hairy brown seed.
Toxic members of the Genus Amsinckia can cause the blue-green flu syndrome if they are eaten. These include A. syringifolia, A. gracilis, and A. macrocephala. Ingestion is unlikely to be fatal.
Category:Flora of North America
Category:Flora of Western Asia
Category:Plants described in 1753
Category:Taxa named by Carl Linnaeus
Category:Garden plants of North America
Category:Garden plants of Asia