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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cynoglossum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cynoglossum officinale L.
Habit: Biennial. Stem: 1, 3--12 dm, +- soft-hairy. Leaf: soft-hairy; basal petiole 4--10 cm, unwinged, blade 8--20 cm, oblanceolate or narrow-elliptic, base tapered; cauline many, sessile. Inflorescence: +- among leaves; bracts +- leaf-like; pedicels 5--12 mm. Flower: corolla 3--5 mm, +- salverform, limb 4--9 mm diam, tube, lobes dull red-purple, drying +- blue or not, appendages purple. Fruit: nutlets disk-shaped, descending-spreading, abaxially +- flat, margin raised. Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Disturbed areas, often associated with logging activities; Elevation: 850--1850 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, CaRH, n SNH; Distribution Outside California: North America; native to Eurasia. Flowering Time: May--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Robert Patterson, Richard R. Halse & Timothy C. Messick, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Ronald B. Kelley
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Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Robert Patterson, Richard R. Halse & Timothy C. Messick, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Ronald B. Kelley 2016. Cynoglossum officinale, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21753, accessed on May 06, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 06, 2016.