Lithospermum canescens (Michx.) Lehm.
Family: Boraginaceae
hoary puccoon
[Batschia canescens Michx.]
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James R. Sime  
Etymology: Lithospermum: from Greek lithos, "stone," and sperma, "seed"
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-18" tall forb; often as many as 5 stems, usually unbranched; stout taproot
Leaves: softly pale gray with a dense fuzz; mostly growing from opposite sides of the stem
Flowers: 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
Fruits: yellowish- white, smooth, shiny nutlet fruit drawing
Habitat: dry to moderate moisture; prairies, woods
Conservation Status: Native
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Dennis W. Woodland  
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Corey Raimond  
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Christopher Noll  
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Corey Raimond  
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Merel R. Black  
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Merel R. Black  
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Merel R. Black  
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Merel R. Black  
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Dennis W. Woodland  
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Scott B. Sauer  
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Merel R. Black  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Merel R. Black  
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Merel R. Black  
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Derek Anderson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Lithospermum canescens image
Lithospermum canescens image
Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Lithospermum canescens image
Lithospermum canescens image
Aaron_Carlson  
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