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Hairy Puccoon Lithospermum caroliniense

 

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Hairy Puccoon
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Alternate name: Hispid Gromwell

Family: Boraginaceae, Borage view all from this family



Description One to numerous stout, leafy stems, simple to branched above; 1-2 ft. tall. Stems and linear leaves are gray-green and covered with coarse, stiff hairs. Deep yellow, tubular flowers are clustered at the end of stems. Older plants may form clumps 2-3 ft. across.


Flower April - June.


Flower April - June


Habitat Sandy grasslands; open woods.


Range New York to South Dakota, Montana, and n.e. Colorado, south to Florida, Texas Panhandle, and Mexico.


Exposure Preference Sun.


Native Distribution New York to South Dakota & n.e. Colorado, s. to Florida, Texas Panhandle & Mexico


Site Preference Sandy grasslands; open woods


Soil Preference Sandy soils.


 

 

 

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