Plants of the Castlemaine District

Hound's-Tongues - natives (Hackelia species)

Scientific name index
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Sweet Hound's-tongue (Hackelia suaveolens)

Austral Hound's-tongue (Cynoglossum australe)

Family: Boraginaceae (Borago family).


Occurrence: Scattered. Sweet Hound's-tongue is the more common species.

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Sweet Hound's-tongue differs from Austral Hound's-tongue in that Sweet Hounds's-tongue has small leaves (bracts) growing from the base of the flower stalks. Nor do its seeds have a winged rim.

Photo 1: Austral Hound's-tongue. Herbarium specimen. The upper flowers do not have small leaves at the base. Redesdale.
2: Sweet Hounds-tongue. Castlemaine. Flower stalks have small leaves at the base. 3: Mt Tarrengower.