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  Lithospermum canescens (Michx.) Lehm. image
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Family Boraginaceae
Lithospermum canescens (Michx.) Lehm.
hoary puccoon
Lithospermum: from Greek lithos, "stone," and sperma, "seed"
canescens: Latin for "generally hoary or whitish" from appearance of plant due to tiny white hairs
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-18" tall forb; often as many as 5 stems, usually unbranched; stout taproot
Flower: orange to yellow, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" wide, funnel-shaped, petal lips smooth; inflorescence 1-3 densely-flowered, branched, curving clusters (cymes); blooms April-June
Fruit:yellowish- white, smooth, shiny nutlet fruit drawing
Leaf:softly pale gray with a dense fuzz; mostly growing from opposite sides of the stem
Habitat: dry to moderate moisture; prairies, woods
Notes: usually blooms earlier than L. caroliniense

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