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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