The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Todd Breitenfeldt
Whitehall Project Coordinator 

Whitehall Project Monitoring for Houndstongue Insect


As you probably know, the nasty invasive weed houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale (Boraginaceae)) has small oval/flat seeds that stick to about everything. I have spent countless hours combing them out of my Brittanys fur after bird hunts (spray-on cooking oil helps but then you must bathe your dog after that...). My Father and I shot two elk one season several years ago who's head/necks were covered with houndstongue seeds. We hunt that area often and knew of no houndstongue plants within several miles of the site. So, we came back for 3 consecutive years and monitored the kill/drag s...

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