Plants of the Castlemaine District
Austral Hound's-Tongue - a local native (Cynoglossum australe)
Family: Boraginaceae (Borage family).
- rosette of basal leaves that feel rough to touch
- clusters of small white or occasionally blue flowers
- seeds have numerous barbed spines and a winged rim (by which it differs from Mysotis which has wrinkled seeds).
Similar species: Sweet Hound's-tongue (Hackelia suaveolons)
Photo: Austral Hound's-tongue. Herbarium specimen. The upper flowers do not have small leaves at the base. Redesdale.