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Common Name: Hairy Puccoon
Lithospermum caroliniense is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials..
Eastern N. America - New York to Florida, Minnesota, Montana and New Mexico.
Sandhills, pine barrens and dry sandy woods[
Requires a warm sunny position in a moderately fertile well-drained lime-free sandy soil[
The powdered root has been used in the treatment of chest wounds[
A red dye is obtained from the dried or pulverized root[
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.