Herb: Hairy Puccoon

Latin name: Lithospermum caroliniense

Family: Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

Medicinal use of Hairy Puccoon:

The powdered root has been used in the treatment of chest wounds.

Description of the plant:


100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Habitat of the herb:

Sandhills, pine barrens and dry sandy woods.

Other uses of Hairy Puccoon:

A red dye is obtained from the dried or pulverized root.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings. Division.

Cultivation of Hairy Puccoon:

Sandhills, pine barrens and dry sandy woods.

Known hazards of Lithospermum caroliniense:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.