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  Lithospermum caroliniense (Walter ex J.F.Gmel.) MacMill. subsp. croceum (Fernald) Cusick image
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Robert W. Freckmann
Family Boraginaceae
Lithospermum caroliniense (Walter ex J.F.Gmel.) MacMill. subsp. croceum (Fernald) Cusick
Carolina puccoon, hairy puccoon, plains puccoon
Lithospermum: from Greek lithos, "stone," and sperma, "seed"
caroliniense: from Carolinas
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 6"-24" tall forb, very leafy and hairy; often as many as 12 or more stems, usually unbranched but sometimes branched at the top; stout, woody roots
Flower: orange to yellow, 5-parted, 1/2"-1" wide, funnel-shaped, with leafy bracts, throat of the tube hairy, petals lips smooth; inflorescence 1-3 densely-flowered, branched clusters (cymes); blooms May-July
Fruit:white, smooth, shiny nutlets
Leaf:roughly hairy; growing from all around of the stem so appearing whorled
Habitat: dry; prairies, woods, inland sands; in sandy soil
Notes: usually blooms later than L. canescens
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Batschia gmelinii Michx.
Lithospermum caroliniense (Walter ex J.F.Gmel.) MacMill. var. croceum (Fernald) Cronquist
Lithospermum croceum Fernald
Lithospermum gmelinii (Michx.) Hitchc.

         
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