Kristin L. Zouhar
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Cataloging Information

Fire Ecology
Fire Effects
Ecological - Second Order
Invasive Species
Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Juniper woodland, Sagebrush steppe, Lower montane/foothills/valley grassland, Aspen woodland, Riparian woodland/shrubland

FEIS Number: 1096
Record updated: May 24, 2018
NRFSN number: 10500

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Cynoglossum officinale (houndstongue) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, invasiveness of the species, effects of the species on fuels and fire regimes, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species' taxonomy, distribution, basic biology, and general management. This species review can be used for fire management, restoration planning, NEPA documents, and postfire rehabilitation planning. It may also be helpful in wildlife and habitat and invasive species management, and as a source of information on the general ecology of individual species.


Zouhar, Kris 2002. Cynoglossum officinale (houndstongue). In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available:

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