Lithospermum caroliniense (Walter ex J.F. Gmel.) MacMill.
Carolina puccoon, Hairy puccoon, Hispid gromwell
Boraginaceae (Borage Family)
USDA Symbol: lica13
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: 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
Native Distribution: NY to SD & n.e. CO, s. to FL, TX Panhandle & Mex.
Native Habitat: Sandy grasslands; open woods
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX
BibliographyBibref 946 - Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes (2002) Wasowski, Sally
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Lithospermum caroliniense in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lithospermum caroliniense in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lithospermum caroliniense
MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-02-19
Research By: TWC Staff