Cynoglossum officinale

Growth Habitat: Biennial, grows up to 3 feet tall.

Leaves: Velvety to touch, lower end is broad, upper end is narrow and clasps the stem.

Stems: Heavy, erect, and branched above.

Flowers: Dark red to purple, 1/4 inch in diameter, grows in clusters. Native houndstongue has a blue flower.

Roots: Taproot.

Seeds: Produces 300-675 seeds per plant, viable up to 2-3 years.

Reproduces: By seed.

Habitat: Found in pastures, roadsides, and waste areas.