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Cynoglossum grande - Douglas.

Common Name Pacific Hound's Tongue
Family Boraginaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Woods[60].
Range Western N. America - British Columbia to California.
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Frost Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Cynoglossum grande Pacific Hound


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Cynoglossum grande is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in flower from April to May. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root
Edible Uses:

Root - cooked[105, 161, 257].

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Medicinal Uses

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Poultice  Stomachic  VD

The grated root has been used as a dressing on inflamed burns and scalds[257]. The root has been used in the treatment of stomach aches and venereal diseases[257].

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FOOD FOREST PLANTS

Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers a deep fertile well-drained but moisture retentive soil[200]. Succeeds in well-drained ordinary garden soil[1]. Tolerates light dappled shade[200]. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c[200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow autumn, late winter or spring in a greenhouse. The seed usually germinates within 1 - 3 weeks at 20°c. Plant out in mid spring or in the autumn[164]. The seed is best sown in situ according to another report[1].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Cynoglossum officinaleHound's Tongue, GypsyflowerBiennial/Perennial0.8 5-9  LMNM122

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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