Cynoglossum

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Noun1.Cynoglossum - a large genus of tall rough herbs belonging to the family BoraginaceaeCynoglossum - a large genus of tall rough herbs belonging to the family Boraginaceae
plant genus - a genus of plants
borage family, Boraginaceae, family Boraginaceae - a widely distributed family of plants distinguished by circinate flowers and nutlike fruit
Chinese forget-me-not, Cynoglossum amabile - biennial east Asian herb grown for its usually bright blue flowers
Cynoglossum officinale, hound's-tongue - biennial shrub of Europe and western Asia having coarse tongue-shaped leaves and dark reddish-purple flowers
Cynoglossum virginaticum, hound's-tongue - perennial shrub of North America having coarse tongue-shaped leaves and pale-blue to purple flowers
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Hound's tongue, cynoglossum nervosum, produces wonderful tall spikes of azure-blue flowers in early summer, with a second flush in late summer if you cut it back - well worth a place in a mixed border.
You'll spot plenty of Indian warrior, hound's tongue, mule ears, and milkmaids.