Hairy Puccoon Lithospermum caroliniense

Other name: Carolina Puccoon

Hairy Puccoon Lithospermum caroliniense flowers

Orange flowers of the Hairy Puccoon (Lithospermum caroliniense)

Hairy Puccoon (Lithospermum caroliniense) is a wildflower often in found in prairie remnants.  Aldo Leopold wrote the “Puccoon’s only converse with the dead” because he often found them growing along the boarders of old cemetery.  The Hairy Puccoons in the accompanying photographs were found on a remnant prairie along a dead railroad grade in NE Wisconsin.

Hairy Puccoon Lithospermum caroliniense plant

Group of Hairy Puccoon in a Wisconsin prairie remnant.

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