Lithospermum caroliniense (J.F. Gmel.) MacM. - Hairy Puccoon
Family - Boraginaceae
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Flowering - April - June.
Habitat - Sandy open ground, sandy prairies, sandy roadsides and railroads.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This brilliant species can be found in a few scattered counties throughout Missouri where its sandy habitat occurs. The plant is fairly uncommon but can be identified by its hispid-hairy stems, crowded leaves, and big orange-yellow flowers. Although it would make a fascinating garden subject, Steyermark reported that he had trouble transplanting and growing the plant from seed.
Photographs taken at Fort Benning, GA., 5-6-05.