A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Great Hound’s Tongue (Cynoglossum grande)

Mitchell Point Trail, Columbia Gorge, OR, 3/2015.

Mitchell Point Trail, Columbia Gorge, OR, 3/2015.

Not sure why both the genus name and the common name refer to a dog’s tongue (the leaves?). This is also called “Grand Hound’s Tongue”, “Pacific Hound’s Tongue” and “Blue Buttons”.

 

Mitchell Point Trail, Columbia Gorge, OR, 3/2015.

Mitchell Point Trail, Columbia Gorge, OR, 3/2015.

 

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One response

  1. I’ve read that the name comes from the shape and texture of the leaves.

    March 25, 2015 at 7:10 pm

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