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NC Native Plant Society:
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Andersonglossum virginianum [=Cynoglossum virginianum var. virginianum]

Southern Wild Comfrey, Southern Hound's-tongue

Scientific Name:

Andersonglossum virginianum [=Cynoglossum virginianum var. virginianum]

Genus:

Andersonglossum

Species Epithet:

virginianum

Common Name:

Southern Wild Comfrey, Southern Hound's-tongue

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Blue

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Moist deciduous forests. Fairly common to frequent in the mountains and Piedmont. Very rare along the western edge of the Coastal Plain. Along brownwater river floodplains in the Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable, S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Large basal leaves, all stem leaves are clasping or sessile

Orange County, NC

The Scientific Name is Andersonglossum virginianum [=Cynoglossum virginianum var. virginianum]. You will likely hear them called Southern Wild Comfrey, Southern Hound's-tongue. This picture shows the Large basal leaves, all stem leaves are clasping or sessile of Andersonglossum virginianum [=Cynoglossum virginianum var. virginianum]

Rosemary Wilson

Inflorescence of light blue flowers.

Orange County, NC

The Scientific Name is Andersonglossum virginianum [=Cynoglossum virginianum var. virginianum]. You will likely hear them called Southern Wild Comfrey, Southern Hound's-tongue. This picture shows the Inflorescence of light blue flowers.  of Andersonglossum virginianum [=Cynoglossum virginianum var. virginianum]

Rosemary Wilson

A raceme-like forked inflorescence extends well above the leaves

Macon County, NC

The Scientific Name is Andersonglossum virginianum [=Cynoglossum virginianum var. virginianum]. You will likely hear them called Southern Wild Comfrey, Southern Hound's-tongue. This picture shows the A raceme-like forked inflorescence extends well above the leaves of Andersonglossum virginianum [=Cynoglossum virginianum var. virginianum]

Bettina Darveaux

The bristly nutlets will separate at maturity

Macon County, NC

The Scientific Name is Andersonglossum virginianum [=Cynoglossum virginianum var. virginianum]. You will likely hear them called Southern Wild Comfrey, Southern Hound's-tongue. This picture shows the The bristly nutlets will separate at maturity of Andersonglossum virginianum [=Cynoglossum virginianum var. virginianum]

Bettina Darveaux

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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