Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3317

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA & SC, rare in NC

Look for it in dry woodlands and glades over calcareous rocks (such as limestone, dolostone) or mafic rocks (such as diabase), per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring
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 canescens   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lithospermum canescens   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 161-05-003:
Lithospermum canescens   FAMILY Boraginaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Hoary Puccoon, Indian-paint


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lica12_001_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_canescens

March        

Flowers 3/8" wide, in cymes crowded in a rather flat terminal inflorescence, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_canescens_1

April        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_canescens_1b

April        

Corolla lobes rounded, spreading, entire; tube 7-14mm long; style included, per Weakley's Flora.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_canescens_2

April        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_canescens_2b

April        

Leaves lanceolate to narrowly oblong, ~ 2" long, softly and densely hairy, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.