The seeds with hooks
Young leaves are hairy
with a soft downy feel
1. May 29,
2005, Butterfield Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah - ©Nicky
2., 3., 4., 5. Located July 18, 2012, Butterfield
Canyon along the river.
syn. Begger's Lice, Dogbur, Gypsyflower and Woolmat
Hound's Tongue is
flower that is considered invasive in 43
states including Utah.
First year a rosette of long hairy, alternate leaves up to 3 inches
across. Bottom leaves up to one foot long. Second year up to 4 feet
tall branched stems. Stems and leaves are hairy. Flowers
purple to coral. They produce seeds about 1/3 of an inch long with
bristles on that hook to clothing and to deer and other animals.
They are a larval host plant for the
Car Moth - Gnophaela vermiculata
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