Australian Hound’s-tongue Cynoglossum australe is a coarsely hairy perennial herb with a basal rosette of wavy, lanceolate to oblong leaves to 20 cm long and sessile stem leaves that decrease in size up the stem. Tiny blue to white flowers occur in spikes on long forked stems from September to February. The prickly fruit is in four ovate segments that are easily transferred to animal fur or clothing. The species is locally endangered in the Melbourne area, although commonly found at Venus Bay on the sandy soil.
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