Plants of the Castlemaine District

Sweet Hound's-Tongue - natives (Hackelia suaveolons)

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Former name: Cynoglossum suaveolens

Austral Hound's-tongue (C. australe)

Family: Boraginaceae (Borage family).


Occurrence: Scattered. Sweet Hound's-tongue is more common than Austral Hound's-tongue.

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

1: Sweet Hounds-tongue. Castlemaine. Flower stalks have small leaves at the base. 2: Mt Tarrengower.