Cynoglossum officinale, hound's tongue

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Intermountain Flora
Coarse, single-stemmed biennial, 3-12 dm tall, leafy to the top, villous or villous-hirsute throughout; lowermost leaves oblanceolate or narrowly elliptic, tapering to the petiole, 1-3 dm long overall, 2-6 cm wide, the others sessile and more oblong or lanceolate, numerous, only gradually reduced upward; inflorescence of numerous false racemes arising in the upper axils or terminating short axillary branches, the mature pedicels curved-spreadng; sepals broad, blunt, 5-8 mm long in fruit; corolla dull reddish-purple, nearly salverform, the limb about 1 cm wide or a little less, the fornices exserted, broadly rounded; anthers seated about at the corolla-throat; nutlets 5-7 mm long, ovate, descending-spreading, forming a broad, low-pyramidal fruit, remaining attached to the styler even after splitting from the gynobase, the dorsal surface flattened, surrounded by a raised margin, the scar extending about to the middle of the ventral surface; 2 n = 24.

Cronquist, A., Holmgren, A.H., Holmgren, N.H., Reveal, J.L., and Holmgren, P.K. (1984) "Intermountain Flora" pg. 288-289, vol. 4, The New York Botanical Garden New York.