Cynoglossum officinale L. (ITIS)
Houndstongue, gypsy flower, rats and mice, dog bur
Eurasia (Kedzie-Webb and Sheley 2017)
First discovered in 1893 (Kedzie-Webb and Sheley 2017)
Introduced accidentally through contaminated seed (Kedzie-Webb and Sheley 2017)
Infests pasture and rangeland, where it is toxic to livestock (Kedzie-Webb and Sheley 2017)
Distribution / Maps / Survey Status
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.Provides state, county, point and GIS data. Maps can be downloaded and shared.
Google. YouTube; Montana Department of Agriculture.
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Council or Task Force
State and Local Government
Oregon Department of Agriculture. Plant Division. Noxious Weed Control.
Utah State University. Extension.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Cynoglossum officinale. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].
- Kedzie-Webb, S. and R.L. Sheley. 2017. Houndstongue: Identification, Biology and Integrated Management (PDF | 1.0 MB) Montana State University Extension. MontGuide MT199709AG.