Lithospermum canescens (Hoary Puccoon) - photos and description

 

 

 

 

 

 

General: Plants with several stems from the crown, the stems branching towards the top. Foliage canescent, giving the foliage a light green colour.

Flowers: Flowers in cymes, are orange-yellow, funnelform, we measured a flower at 15 mm long and 15 mm diameter. The flowers are quite fragrant.

Leaves: Cauline, alternate, oblanceolate, sessile. Leaf highlighted in photo was 45 mm long and 12 mm wide.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 50 cm, we measured plants to 17 cm tall.

Habitat: Moist meadows and edges of woods, eastern parklands and boreal forest.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Took the photos May 28th prairie hillside, Qu'Appelle Valley, Crooked Lake provincial park, about 150 km east of Regina, SK, June 2nd, prairie roadside about 70 km southeast of Regina, SK, June 5th in a clearing in sandy jack pine forest, Hudson Bay, SK, 400 km northeast Regina, SK, and June 9th in a meadow, Duck Mountain Provincial Park, 300 km northeast of our home in Regina, SK.