|Scientific Name||Lithospermum incisum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||LIIN2|
|Common Name||Fringed Puccoon||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||31940|
|Description||Habitat: All soil types, but usually in sandy soils; open areas of prairies and forest edges.
Plant: Upright, leafy perennial 6 to 12 inches tall; single or often multiple soft-hairy stems, branching near tops.
Leaves: Alternate, linear to linear-lanceolate , sessile and surfaces with appressed hairs; 1 to 2 inches long, less than 1/4-inch wide.
Inflorescence: Bright yellow spring flowers are 1 inch long and 1/2-inch wide and sterile, in terminal, leafy-bracted racemes; funnel-shaped corolla tube with 5 broad, flaring lobes (petals) with fringed (incised) edges; 5 stamens. Reproductive (cleistogamous) flowers are produced in late spring and summer, very small and inconspicuous.
Bloom Period: March to May.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, and "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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