OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 161-05-003:
Lithospermum canescens   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Batschia canescens

 

COMMON NAME:
Hoary Puccoon, Indian-paint


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image of Lithospermum canescens, Hoary Puccoon, Indian-paint

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

        

image of Lithospermum canescens, Hoary Puccoon, Indian-paint

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.

image of Lithospermum canescens, Hoary Puccoon, Indian-paint

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_canescens_1

April        

image of Lithospermum canescens, Hoary Puccoon, Indian-paint

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_canescens_1b

April        

Corolla lobes rounded, spreading, entire; tube 7-14mm long; style included, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Lithospermum canescens, Hoary Puccoon, Indian-paint

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_canescens_2

April        

image of Lithospermum canescens, Hoary Puccoon, Indian-paint

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.

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 161-05-003:
Lithospermum canescens   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Batschia canescens

 

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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

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Margins entire

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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