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Hound's-tongue, Cynoglossum officinale Family: Boraginaceae
Cynoglossum officinale     *     Hound's-tongue

Flowering time: June - August. Biennial.

Habitat: Often coastal, grassland and dunes on calcareous or sandy soils.
RDB-Near Threatened

The small, funnel-shaped reddish-purple flowers are followed by bristly, four quartered seeds. Grey-green downy leaves, smelling +/- of mice. The basal leaves are stalked, the upper leaves are stalkless. Height 30-60cm


Hound's-tongue, Cynoglossum officinale       Hound's-tongue, Cynoglossum officinale

Hound's-tongue, Cynoglossum officinale

Hound's-tongue, Cynoglossum officinale
Hound's-tongue, Cynoglossum officinale
The Purbecks, Dorset. July 2006 and May 2013. Badbury Rings August 2016

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