(Cynoglossum officinale L.)
Photo from Weeds of the West, revised ed.
Toxicity: Toxic to horses, cattle, sheep and goats.
Growth Habit: Biennial, rosette formed on the ground the first year, flowering stalk elongates the second year.
Leaves: Velvety to the touch, basal, broad lance-shaped. Upper is narrower, pointed, clasping stem.
Stem: Heavy, erect, usually branched aboce to 3' tall.
Flower: Dark red, rarely white, 1/4" diameter in terminal clusters.
Seeds: 4 flattened but-like nutlets, each 1/4" long with short barbed appendages.
Biological Controls: None used in Yellowstone County at this time.
Produced by Wyoming Weed & Pest Council in cooperation with Sandoz Crop Protection Corp.