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.
Seeds: Produces 300-675 seeds per plant, viable up to 2-3 years.
Reproduces: By seed.
Habitat: Found in pastures, roadsides, and waste areas.