Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2551

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Common (rare north of southern SC), endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in sandhills, dry sandy soils, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow-orange
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed funnelform corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in dense leafy cymes

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
White
Schizocarp of specialized mericarps (nutlets)

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales? order assignment uncertain

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lithospermum caroliniense   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lithospermum caroliniense var. caroliniense   FAMILY Boraginaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 161-05-002:
Lithospermum caroliniense   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Batschia caroliniensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Plain Puccoon, Hairy Puccoon, Sandhill Puccoon