Taxon  Report   2575    
Cynoglossum officinale  L.
Gypsyflower,  Hound's tongue, Purple houndstongue
Cynoglossum officinale
© 2016 Jim Moore
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Cynoglossum officinale
© 2007 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Cynoglossum officinale
© 2007 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Cynoglossum officinale, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate

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Cynoglossum officinale
© 2014 Ron Wolf
Genus: Cynoglossum
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).