There are no verified occurrences. 6 historical occurrences, all old records of a showy plant that is hard to miss.
This taxon has not been observed in New York since the early 20th century. The only habitat information we have from historical records is note that one specimen was collected from "pine plains" (New York Natural Heritage Program 2011). Sandy prairie remnants; openings in oak and jack pine woodland; edges of woods, roads, and railroads (Voss 1996). Prairies and open, dry woods (Gleason and Cronquist 1991). Dry or sandy open woods, prairies, etc. (Fernald 1950).
Scattered from Albany to Buffalo.
Hoary Puccoon is most likely to be found in May or ear June when the bright yellow-orange flowers are present.
The time of year you would expect to find Hoary Puccoon flowering and fruiting in New York.
Lithospermum canescens (Michx.) Lehm.
Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York. 910 pp.
Holmgren, Noel. 1998. The Illustrated Companion to Gleason and Cronquist's Manual. Illustrations of the Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York.
New York Natural Heritage Program. 2019. New York Natural Heritage Program Databases. Albany, NY.
Weldy, T. and D. Werier. 2010. New York flora atlas. [S.M. Landry, K.N. Campbell, and L.D. Mabe (original application development), Florida Center for Community Design and Research http://www.fccdr.usf.edu/. University of South Florida http://www.usf.edu/]. New York Flora Association http://www.nyflora.org/, Albany, New York
Information for this guide was last updated on: August 10, 2011
Please cite this page as:
New York Natural Heritage Program. 2019. Online Conservation Guide for Lithospermum canescens. Available from: https://guides.nynhp.org/hoary-puccoon/. Accessed January 21, 2019.