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Gammill, Lynn Crosby
Lithospermum caroliniense (Walt. ex J.F. Gmel.) MacM.
Carolina puccoon, Hairy puccoon, Hispid gromwell
Synonyms: Lithospermum caroliniense var. croceum, Lithospermum croceum
USDA Symbol: lica13
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
AL , AR , CO , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NE , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV Canada: ON Native Distribution:
NY to SD & n.e. CO, s. to FL, TX Panhandle & Mex. Native Habitat:
Sandy grasslands; open woods USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
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Native plants of dune erosion control in Michigan
May 30, 2008
We care for Lake Michigan dune near our home in New Buffalo and would like to provide erosion control with native species that will also enhance the beauty of the dune with long lasting flowers. The ...
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From the National Organizations Directory
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Stengl Biological Research Station
- Smithville, TX
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Record Modified: 2009-02-19
Research By: TWC Staff