There are many species in the plant genus Cynoglossum. They are coarse-appearing, small-flowered plants of the family Boraginaceae. Cynoglossum officinale, the common hound's-tongue, is a native of Asia, Africa, and Europe. It has been introduced into North America, and it is considered to be a troublesome weed because its burs stick to the wool of sheep and to other animals. Ingestion of this plant can also lead to photosensitivity in grazing animals.
Instructions on how to grow the Cynoglossum amabile: START indoors in a well-lighted area 8-10 weeks before planting time. Sow seeds 1/8" deep in seed starting formula. keep moist. Seedling emerge in 7-14 days at 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Transplant to individual containers when seedlings have at least 2 pairs of leaves. TRANSPLANT about 8" apart in a warm, sunny or partially shaded area with rich, well-drained soil in spring after danger of frost.