Hairy Puccoon (Lithospermum caroliniense)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Hairy Puccoon
Lithospermum caroliniense
Boraginaceae

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

  • Medicinal Use

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

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

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.
Requires a warm sunny position in a moderately fertile well-drained lime-free sandy soil[1, 200].
Eastern N. America – New York to Florida, Minnesota, Montana and New Mexico.

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