Family: Boraginaceae (mustard)
Life cycle: Biennial
During the first year this plant will produce only a rosette. In its second year of growth this plant will bolt, go to flower and produce many seeds. Best control will occur during the first year.
Rosette: Basal, alternate, ovate leaf with small hairs growing from the crown of a taproot
Flowers: Light red to purple
Seeds: small, 10-15 millimeters/oval shaped (resembles that of a dog’s tongue). Hundreds of hooks like that of Velcro and sticks to clothes and hair.
Effective control methods: