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Hoary puccoon

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Hairy Puccoon at Illinois Beach 7036

One of the most common wildflowers I saw in early June in Illinois Beach State Park was hoary puccoon, Lithospermum canescens. The fringed puccoon I’m used to from Austin, L. incisum, also grows up there, but I didn’t see any, probably because it had bloomed earlier in the spring.

Below is a closer look at the way some hoary puccoon flowers brightened the beach on the overcast morning of June 7.

Hairy Puccoon Flowers Close 7065

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 6, 2016 at 4:50 AM

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