Lithospermum caroliniense
Family: Boraginaceae
Carolina puccoon,  more...
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
Etymology: Lithospermum: from Greek lithos, "stone," and sperma, "seed"
Plants: 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
Leaves: roughly hairy; growing from all around of the stem so appearing whorled
Flowers: 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
Fruits: white, smooth, shiny nutlets
Habitat: dry; prairies, woods, inland sands; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Merel R. Black  
Lithospermum caroliniense image
Christopher Noll  
Lithospermum caroliniense image
Merel R. Black  
Lithospermum caroliniense image
Kenneth J. Sytsma  
Lithospermum caroliniense image
Derek Anderson  
Lithospermum caroliniense image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Lithospermum caroliniense image
Robert W. Freckmann  
Lithospermum caroliniense image
Merel R. Black  
Lithospermum caroliniense image
Aaron_Carlson  
Lithospermum caroliniense image
Aaron Carlson  
Lithospermum caroliniense image
Aaron_Carlson  
Lithospermum caroliniense image
Aaron_Carlson  
Lithospermum caroliniense image
Aaron_Carlson  
Lithospermum caroliniense image
Aaron_Carlson  
Lithospermum caroliniense image
Lithospermum caroliniense image
Aaron Carlson  
Lithospermum caroliniense image
Aaron_Carlson  
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