|houndstongue|| USDA PLANTS Symbol: CYOF
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
|Cynoglossum officinale L.|
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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Lamiales: Boraginaceae
|Native Range: Europe (BAIL);|
Houndstongue is a biennial plant that is 8-48 in. (20-122 cm) tall. First years growth is strictly vegetative and flowering occurs the second year. The first year the basal leaves are petiolate, elliptical, dark green and 6-8 in. (15-20 cm) long. The leaves on the flowering stem are alternate, sessile or clasping and narrower towards the top of the plant. In the early summer, flowers appear in racemes from the axils of the upper leaves. Flowers are reddish-purple with a five-lobed corolla. Houndstongue is native to Eurasia and occurs in riparian zones, coastlands, grasslands and agricultural areas.
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State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.
|U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:|
|Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona)|
Rocky Mountains National Park (Colorado)
Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming)