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Hound's Tongue
Cynoglossum officinale

• Family: Borage (Boraginaceae)
• Habitat: fields, roadsides, open woods
• Height: 1-3 feet
• Flower size: 1/4 inch across
• Flower color: dark red to maroon
• Flowering time: May to July
• Origin: Eurasia

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Cynoglossum officinale
Cynoglossum officinale
Flowers of hound's-tongue. The true color is darker red; the flash in this photo has washed out the color somewhat.

Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.