Hound's Tongue
Fact File
Taken at Barns Ness on 17th June 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.




 
 



 
Hound's Tongue.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Cynoglossum officinale.
Boraginaceae.
Annual or biennial
Houndstooth, dog's tongue, gypsy flower, and 
rats and mice due to its smell.
Habitat:
Height:
Blooms:
Feature:

Wet places, waste land and hedges.
30 - 120 cms.
May - September.
The name houndstongue comes from the belief that
it could ward off dog attacks if a leaf was worn in the shoe.