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Austrocynoglossum latifolium

Forest Hound’s-tongue

Weak, trailing prickly-stemmed perennial herb.

Additional information

  • SynonymCynoglossum latifolium
  • FamilyBoraginaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.5-1.5 m x 0.5-2 m
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesEgg-shaped pointed leaves, bristly on top, 2-7 cm x 1-6 cm.
  • Flower colourBluish-white
  • Flowering timemostly October to April
  • FlowersUsually single flowers on long stalks held below the leaves.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist soils in shady positions. Widespread in moist to wet forests. Dappled to full shade.
  • Garden useUnderplanting in moist treed areas. Tends to spread too prolifically for garden bed planting.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
  • Related speciesDistinguish from Cynoglossum suaveolens which is erect to spreading, non-prickly and grows from a basal rosette. Flowers are perfumed and held erect.
Photographer/s: 1 Marilyn Bull ©; 2 Peter Kinchington ©; 3 David Blair ©; 4 Daniel Ohlsen, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©

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