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Green Houndstongue

Cynoglossum montanum

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Boraginales
Family:
Boraginaceae (Borage)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Biennial
Maximum Size:
60 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Hedgerows, woodland.

Flower:
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Red, 5 petals
 
Maroon red flowers, 6 to 10mm in size. Short-stalked. Not similar in appearance to Houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale).
Fruit:
The fruit is a nutlet.
Leaves:
A biennial or short-lived perennial of Beech and Oak woodland. The fresh green leaves are oval and pointed.
Aroma:
Not fragrant.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
Similar Species:
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