Hoary Puccoon is a favorite springtime perennial found in glades, prairies, and savannas. The yellow-orange flowers attract a number of bees, butterflies, and other insects. The nomenclature of this plant can tell you several things. 'Hoary' refers to the species name 'canescens'
which indicates that the leaves have a gray/white cast that is caused by light reflecting off tiny grayish hairs. 'Puccoon' is a Native American term that refers to plants with pigments that can be used to manufacture dyes. 'Lithospermum
' is the genus name and it refers to the hard-as-stone seeds.
Uses: Drought tolerant, deer resistant, showy flowers, bees, dye (how could you dig this up for dye!?), medicinal
Bloom time: March - June
Height: 6 to 18 inches
Space: 6 to 12 inches
Sun: Full sun to light shade
Moisture: Dry to average