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Lithospermum caroliniense - (Walter.)MacMill.

Common Name Hairy Puccoon, Carolina puccoon
Family Boraginaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sandhills, pine barrens and dry sandy woods[43].
Range Eastern N. America - New York to Florida, Minnesota, Montana and New Mexico.
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Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Lithospermum caroliniense Hairy Puccoon, Carolina puccoon


Lithospermum caroliniense Hairy Puccoon, Carolina puccoon
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Lithospermum caroliniense is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Vulnerary

The powdered root has been used in the treatment of chest wounds[257].

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Other Uses

Dye

A red dye is obtained from the dried or pulverized root[61, 257].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a warm sunny position in a moderately fertile well-drained lime-free sandy soil[1, 200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings. Division.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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