Lithospermum latifolium
(Broad Leaf Puccoon)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Broad Leaf Puccoon, American Gromwell, American Stoneseed
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 4 - 7
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: May - July
    Status: Native

Lithospermum latifolium, or Broad Leaf Puccoon, is native to most of the eastern United States, except the deep South. It grows in open woods and woodland edges. It blooms in late spring to early summer, with pale yellow flowers.

This species can be easily differentiated from others in its genus by its broad leaves and its flowers that are pale yellow, and much more sparsely distributed along the stem.

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