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Plant Details

Lithospermum canescens

Hoary Puccoon, Indian-paint

Scientific Name:

Lithospermum canescens

Common Name:

Hoary Puccoon, Indian-paint

Plant Family

Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Size in Feet:

1.5 - 2

Light:

Full sun

Soil Moisture:

Sub-xeric(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May

Bloom Area:

Piedmont

Habitat Description:

“Dry woodlands and glades over calcareous rocks (such as limestone, dolostone) or mafic rocks (such as diabase); rare in NC.” Weakly 2015

State Rank:

S2 - 6-20 Extant Populations - Imperiled in NC because of rarity or because of some factor(s) making it very vulnerable to extirpation from NC (*)

Global Rank:

G5 - 1000+ Extant Populations - Demonstrably secure in the world (*)

State Status:

T - Threatened (*)

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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