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Hound's Tongue
Cynoglossum officinale

Hound's Tongue (Cynoglossum officinale) Other common names: Common Hound's Tongue

French names: Cynoglosse officinal

Family: Borage Family (Boraginaceae)

Flowers: Spring;  Red/Pink;  5 parts (petals)

Leaves: Simple, Entire

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 194   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: officinale: of the shops

Photographs: 79 photographs available, of which 5 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Hound's Tongue (Cynoglossum officinale)

Hound's Tongue flowers.

Hound's Tongue (Cynoglossum officinale)

Hound's Tongue (Cynoglossum officinale)

Hound's Tongue flowers just starting to open.

Hound's Tongue (Cynoglossum officinale)

An entire Hound's Tongue plant.

Hound's Tongue (Cynoglossum officinale)

Hound's Tongue leaves.

Range map for Hound's Tongue (Cynoglossum officinale)

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