Cynoglossum amabile

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Cynoglossum amabile
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Boraginales
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Cynoglossum
Species: C. amabile
Binomial name
Cynoglossum amabile
Stapf & J.R.Drumm.

Cynoglossum amabile is a species of flowering plant native to Asia,[1] which is also called Chinese hound's tongue,[2] or Chinese forget-me-not. A hardy annual growing to 50 cm (20 in), it has hairy leaves and cymes of sky-blue flowers in late summer. This plant, closely related to the common forget-me-not of temperate gardens (Myosotis sylvatica), it is also used as an ornamental plant.[3] In cultivation in the UK it has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.[4] (confirmed 2017).[5]

The Latin specific epithet amabile means “lovely”.[6]


Cynoglossum amabile contains tumorigenic pyrrolizidine alkaloids.[7]


  1. ^ "Cynoglossum amabile". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 16 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Cynoglossum amabile at USDA PLANTS Database
  3. ^ Cynoglossum amabile at NC State University
  4. ^ "RHS Plantfinder -". 
  5. ^ "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 26. Retrieved 24 January 2018. 
  6. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 184533731X. 
  7. ^ Fu, P.P., Yang, Y.C., Xia, Q., Chou, M.C., Cui, Y.Y., Lin G., "Pyrrolizidine alkaloids-tumorigenic components in Chinese herbal medicines and dietary supplements", Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2002, pp. 198-211 [1][permanent dead link]