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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Cynoglossum grande Douglas ex Lehm.
Pacific hound's tongue
USDA Symbol: CYGR
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Several smooth stems with large, ovate, long-stalked leaves mostly near base and loose clusters of purple or blue flowers on branches at top.
The common name refers to the shape of the broad leaves. Native Americans used preparations from the root to treat burns and stomachaches. There are several species, all with blue to purple or maroon flowers and large rough nutlets that stick to clothing.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
, WA Native Distribution:
Western Washington south to southern California. Native Habitat:
Dry shaded places in woods.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff