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Common Name: Pacific Hound's Tongue
Cynoglossum grande is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.75 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
Western N. America - British Columbia to California.
Prefers a deep fertile well-drained but moisture retentive soil[
]. Succeeds in well-drained ordinary garden soil[
]. Tolerates light dappled shade[
This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c[
Root - cooked[
The grated root has been used as a dressing on inflamed burns and scalds[
The root has been used in the treatment of stomach aches and venereal diseases[
Seed - sow autumn, late winter or spring in a greenhouse. The seed usually germinates within 1 - 3 weeks at 20°c. Plant out in mid spring or in the autumn[
The seed is best sown in situ according to another report[