Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
HAIRY PUCCOON, YELLOW PUCCOON, PLAINS PUCCOON
Characteristic of sand dunes and shores; also in oak and pine (especially jack pine) savanna, often with Juniperus; sandy barrens and ridges, prairie remnants.
Both this species and L. canescens are heterostylous, some plants bearing flowers with long styles and short stamens and other plants, short styles with long stamens (i.e., inserted near summit of corolla tube).
In the narrowest sense this is a species of Coastal Plain areas from Virginia to Florida, Texas, and Mexico, and north to Arkansas. Our plants, ranging from the Great Lakes region to Montana and Kansas may be recognized as L. caroliniense subsp. croceum (Fernald) Cusick.