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Hound's Tongue Cynoglossum amabile

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
sign-oh-GLOSS-um a-MAH-bih-lee
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Hardy biennial grown as an annual; prefers well-drained soil high in organic matter; average fetility; good drought tolerance; reseeds; prefers cool temperatures 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#summer annual#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#summer annual#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cynoglossum
    Species:
    amabile
    Family:
    Boraginaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central Nepal to Central China
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 8 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Pink
    White
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Problems:
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Horses: liver disease (must be ingested in large amount or over a long time period)
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Pyrrolizidine alkaloids
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No