General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 6 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 10 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Pollinators: Various insects

Common names
  • Puccoon
  • Narrow-Leaf Gromwell
  • Fringed Puccoon
  • Fringed Gromwell
  • Narrow-Leaf Puccoon

Photo Gallery
Location: Front pasture
Date: 2019-02-24
Location: SD
Date: June 2021
Location: Medina Co., Texas
Date: March 2007
Location: north central Texas
Date: 2017-03-06
Location: Medina Co., Texas
Date: March 1, 2012
Location: Jefferson County, Nebraska
Date: 2013-05-15
Location: Jefferson County, Nebraska
Date: 2013-05-15
Native tallgrass prairie in southeast Nebraska with puccoons bloo

Credit NPS
  • Posted by LindaTX8 (Medina Co., TX - Zone 8a) on Jan 31, 2012 9:43 PM concerning plant:
    Puccoon is in the Boraginaceae family and is a native spring-blooming wildflower. It actually has two different kinds of flowers, however. The showy spring flowers are yellow, blooming from March to early May. The second kind are not usually noticed, produced from late spring to summer and are very small fertile cleistogamous flowers, which are hidden within the bracts. Those self-fertilizing flowers produce most of the seed of this species.
  • Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jun 25, 2020 9:50 PM concerning plant:
    Habitat: dry open plains and foothills. Range: British Columbia, western Montana, Utah, and Arizona; east across Canada to Ontario; south to Illinois and Texas.

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