Common Fiddleneck - Amsinckia intermedia
Common Fiddleneck - Amsinckia intermedia is a common spring plant attractive to many butterflies as a nectar source, and Painted Ladies will use it as a host plant.
Common Fiddleneck - Amsinckia intermedia
Closer look at the flowers of Amsinckia intermedia.
Common Fiddleneck - Amsinckia intermedia
A larval nest of Painted Ladies on Fiddleneck at the Ord Mounntains near Hesperia.
Common Fiddleneck - Amsinckia intermedia
A sure sign of spring: a Sara Orangetip nectaring at Common Fiddleneck, Amsinckia intermedia, at Malibu Creek State Park in 2006.

©Dennis Walker