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Lithospermum canescens

Hoary Puccoon, Indian-paint

Scientific Name:

Lithospermum canescens

Genus:

Lithospermum

Species Epithet:

canescens

Common Name:

Hoary Puccoon, Indian-paint

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Orange, Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Growing Area:

Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Dry woodlands and glades over calcareous rocks (such as limestone, dolostone) or mafic rocks (such as diabase) (Weakley 2015). Rare in NC Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*Key)

Plant

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Plant

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Leaves

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Blooms

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Blooms Close Up

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Plant in fire

This plant needs fire for it's survival

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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