Uncas Dunes Scientific and Natural Area - Minnesota, USA

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Hoy
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Joined: 2009-12-15

The Lithospermum  seems to be gardenworthy, at least I like the leaves!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

Yeah, I like the Lithospermum too.  I have tried a number of our native yellow-flowered ones, some are beautiful plants, but have not had any luck with them yet.  I had to look up Lithospermum caroliniense var. croceum to see what the plant looks like in flower, a most garden worthy species.  Here are some links.

http://plants.usda.gov/java/largeImage?imageID=licac9_001_ahp.tif
http://wisplants.uwsp.edu/scripts/detail.asp?SpCode=LITCARsCRO
http://minnesotaseasons.com/Plants/hairy_puccoon.html
http://indianadunes.lifedesks.org/pages/10173
http://www.keiriosity.com/gallery/main.php/v/plants/Boraginaceae/Lithospermum_caroliniense_var_croceum/Lithospermum_caroliniense_var_croceum15.jpg.html

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

Oooh, very nice!  Quite reminiscent of Lithospermum canescens, hoary puccoon, of the eastern prairies.

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Actually, that was the first time I had seen Lithospermum caroliniense; L. canescens is fairly common (in the right places) here in Minnesota.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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