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Houndstongue

HoundstongueScientific name: Cynoglossum officinale L.

Common names: Houndstongue, gypsy flower, rats and mice, dog bur

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Native To: Eurasia (Kedzie-Webb and Sheley 2009)

Date of U.S. Introduction: First discovered in 1893 (Kedzie-Webb and Sheley 2009)

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Means of Introduction: Introduced accidentally through contaminated seed (Kedzie-Webb and Sheley 2009)

Impact: Infests pasture and rangeland, where it is toxic to livestock (Kedzie-Webb and Sheley 2009)

Current U.S. Distribution:

U.S. States and U.S. National Parks Where Reported Invasive: Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States map

Management Plans: Plants

Selected Internet Resources:

Federal Government

Cynoglossum officinale L.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
Taxonomy

Cynoglossum officinale Article Citation Search - AGRICOLA Database
USDA. National Agricultural Library.
Research; Special Note: NAL Catalog Search (resources)

Cynoglossum officinale L. - Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN)
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program.
Taxonomy; Distribution; Legal Aspects

Cynoglossum officinale - Fire Effects Information System (FEIS)
USDA. FS. Rocky Mountain Research Station. Fire Sciences Laboratory.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls; Special Note: References

Ecology and Management of Houndstongue - Invasive Species Technical Note MT-8 (Jan 2007; PDF | 292 KB)
USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

Plant profile for Cynoglossum officinale - PLANTS Database
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.
Taxonomy; Photographs; Illustrations; Distribution; Legal Aspects

Cynoglossum officinale - Species Abstracts of Highly Disruptive Exotic Plants at Scotts Bluff National Monument
DOI. Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center.
Identification/Description; Life Cycle; Distribution; Controls; Special Note: References

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State Government

Houndstongue - Best Management Practices Weed Profile (PDF | 219 KB)
Colorado State Parks.
Identification/Description; Illustrations; Introduction History; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Controls; Special Note: References

Houndstongue
Colorado Department of Agriculture. Noxious Weed Management Program.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution; Controls

Houndstongue - Noxious Weed Identification List
State of Colorado. Jefferson County. Weed and Pest Management Program.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Controls

Houndstongue - Noxious Weeds of Mesa County
State of Colorado. Mesa County. Pest Management.
Identification/Description; Impacts; Controls

Houndstongue
Oregon Department of Agriculture. Plant Division. Noxious Weed Control.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution

Class B Noxious Weed: Houndstongue
Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls; Legal Aspects

Houndstongue
State of Washington. Stevens County Noxious Weed Control Board.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Habitat; Controls

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University/Academic

Houndstongue - Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Distribution

Houndstongue: Identification, Biology and Integrated Management - MontGuide Fact Sheet (Aug 2009; PDF | 997 KB)
Montana State University. Extension Service.
Identification/Description; Illustrations; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Dispersion; Controls

Managing Houndstongue (PDF | 239 KB)
University of Nevada - Reno. Cooperative Extension.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Dispersion; Controls

Hounds Tongue Wanted Poster--Dead, Not Alive! (PDF | 217 KB)
University of Nevada - Reno. Cooperative Extension.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts

Houndstongue - Common Weeds of the Yard and Garden (PDF | 757 KB)
Utah State University. Cooperative Extension.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Life Cycle; Habitat; Dispersion; Controls; Legal Aspects

Cynoglossum officinale L.
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Habitat; Distribution

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International

Hound's Tongue (PDF | 195 KB)
Alberta Invasive Plants Council (Canada).
Identification/Description; Photographs; Controls

Hound's-tongue - Field Guide to Noxious and Other Selected Weeds of British Columbia
British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Fisheries (Canada).
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Habitat; Dispersion

Hound's-Tongue - Guide to Weeds in British Columbia
British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Fisheries (Canada).
Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

Cynoglossum officinale - Invasive Species Compendium
Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI).
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Cynoglossum officinale (herb) - ISSG Global Invasive Species Database
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

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Organizations

Houndstongue
Colorado Weed Management Association.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion

Houndstongue
Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Life Cycle; Distribution

Houndstongue - Noxious Weed Identification
Missoula County Weed District.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Life Cycle; Habitat; Dispersion; Controls

Houndstongue
Montana War on Weeds.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Dispersion; Controls

Houndstongue
Montana Weed Control Association.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Dispersion

Citations

Kedzie-Webb, S. and R.L. Sheley. 2009. Houndstongue: Identification, Biology and Integrated Management (PDF | 997 KB) Montana State University Extension. MontGuide MT199709AG.

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Last Modified: Mar 30, 2014
 
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