Lithospermum canescens (Michx.) Lehm.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Lithospermum canescens (Michx.) Lehm.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stems from a stout taproot, often several (to ca 5), 1–4 dm at anthesis, usually simple; lvs lanceolate to narrowly oblong, 2–6 cm (or the lowest reduced), usually less than 25 below the infl, softly and densely canescent-strigose, obtuse; infl of 1–3 densely fld, terminal or subterminal, leafy-bracted cymes; fls heterostylic; cal-lobes linear, flat, 3–6 mm at anthesis, 6–8 mm at maturity, densely villous; cor orange to light golden-yellow, the tube 7–10 mm, the limb 1–1.5 cm wide; nutlets ochroleucous, smooth and shining; 2n=14. Prairies and dry, open woods; sw. Ont. to Sask., s. to Tenn. and Tex., and in the mts. from Pa. to Ga. and Ala. Apr., May. The Appalachian plants tend to have more spreading pubescence than those from farther west.

  • Common Names

    hoary puccoon