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Hairy Puccoon
Lithospermum caroliniense
(formerly Lithospermum croceum)

Hairy Puccoon (Lithospermum caroliniense) Other common names: Carolina Gromwell, Plains Puccoon

Other scientific names: Lithospermum croceum, Anonymos caroliensis, Batschia caroliniensis, Lithospermum hirtum

French names: Grémil de Caroline

Family: Borage Family (Boraginaceae)

Group: Puccoons

Similar species:
  •   Hoary Puccoon (Lithospermum canescens)

Flowers: Spring;  Yellow

Leaves: Simple

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas, Lake Beaches, Meadows, Sandy Places

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Native/Non-native: Native

Photographs: 183 photographs available, of which 7 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Hairy Puccoon (Lithospermum caroliniense) flowers

Hairy Puccoon has brilliant yellow flowers.

Hairy Puccoon (Lithospermum caroliniense) plant

A Hairy Puccoon flowering.

Hairy Puccoon (Lithospermum caroliniense) flower

Hairy Puccoon (Lithospermum caroliniense) plant

Hairy Puccoon in its typical sandy habitat. This one is at Point Pelee.

Hairy Puccoon (Lithospermum caroliniense) plant

A Hairy Puccoon plant.

Hairy Puccoon (Lithospermum caroliniense) plants

Hairy Puccoon (Lithospermum caroliniense) leaves

The leaves of Hairy Puccoon are indeed very hairy, as is the whole plant.

Range map for Hairy Puccoon (Lithospermum caroliniense)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

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