Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 36 taxa in the family Hypericaceae, St. John's-wort family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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Common Name: Pineland St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum suffruticosum   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum suffruticosum   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum suffruticosum 126-01-001   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in pine savannas and flatwoods

Common (uncommon in SC, rare in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: St. Andrew's Cross
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum hypericoides   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum hypericoides 126-01-002   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in dry forests & woodlands

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Creeping St. Andrew's Cross, Low St. Johnswort, Straggling St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum stragulum   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum hypericoides ssp. multicaule   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISSPELLED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum stragalum 126-01-003   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in dry rocky or sandy woodlands

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain, uncommon in GA Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: St. Peter's-wort, St. Andrew's Cross, St. Peter's Cross
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum crux-andreae   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum crux-andreae   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum stans 126-01-004   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in dry forests and woodlands, pine flatwoods

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Low St. Peter's-wort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum tetrapetalum   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum tetrapetalum   FAMILY: Clusiaceae

 

Look for it in wet pinelands and in depressional wetlands (open or dominated by Taxodium ascendens)

Uncommon

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Virginia Marsh St. Johnswort, Common Marsh St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Triadenum virginicum   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Triadenum virginicum   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum virginicum 126-01-005   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, fens, tidal swamps and marshes, other peaty wetlands

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Southern Marsh St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Triadenum tubulosum   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Triadenum tubulosum   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum tubulosum 126-01-006   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, peaty wetlands, drawdown sloughs along rivers, drawdown shorelines along man-made reservoirs

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Walter’s Marsh St. Johnswort, Greater Marsh St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Triadenum walteri   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Triadenum walteri   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum walteri 126-01-007   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in swamp forests and marshes

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Shrubby St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum prolificum   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum prolificum   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum prolificum 126-01-008   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, seepages, rocky forests, rock outcrops

Common (rare in Coastal Plain) (rare in GA Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Golden St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum frondosum   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum frondosum   FAMILY: Clusiaceae

 

Look for it on rock outcrops & in rocky woodlands

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Bushy St. Johnswort, Dense-flowered St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Hypericum densiflorum   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Hypericum densiflorum   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum densiflorum 126-01-009   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, on streambanks, dry to moist forests, rock outcrops, moist forests, pine savannas

Common (rare in Piedmont, rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Interior Bushy St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Hypericum interior   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Hypericum densiflorum   FAMILY: Clusiaceae

 

Look for it in rocky forests, riverbanks, seeps, especially over limestone or dolostone

Uncommon (an endemic)

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: bedstraw St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum galioides   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum galioides   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum galioides 126-01-010   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in wet pine savannas, wet pine flatwoods, pools, edges of bottomlands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sandhill St. Johnswort, Atlantic St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum tenuifolium   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum reductum   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum reductum 126-01-011   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in pine flatwoods, pine savannas, sandhills

Common (uncommon in GA & SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Lloyd's St. Johnswort, Sandhills St. Johnswort, Piedmont St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum lloydii   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum lloydii   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum lloydii 126-01-012   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in dry woodlands, sandhills, edges of granitic flatrocks, edges of Altamaha Grit outcrops, roadbanks

Uncommon in NC-SC Piedmont, rare elsewhere (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Peelbark St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum fasciculatum   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum fasciculatum   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum fasciculatum 126-01-013   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in wet pine savannas, beaver ponds, upland depression ponds

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Granite Dome St. Johnswort, Mountain St. Johnswort, Buckley's St. Johnswort, Dwarf St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum buckleyi   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) PLANTS National Database: Hypericum buckleii   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum buckleyi 126-01-015   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in thin soil in seasonal seepage around rock outcrops, particularly granitic exfoliation domes

Rare, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Glade St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum dolabriforme   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum dolabriforme   FAMILY: Clusiaceae

 

Look for it in limestone glades and barrens

Rare (an endemic)

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Barrens St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum sphaerocarpum   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum sphaerocarpum   FAMILY: Clusiaceae

 

Look for it in limestone barrens

Rare in GA

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Early St. Johnswort, Naked St. Johnswort, Streamside St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum nudiflorum   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Hypericum nudiflorum   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum nudiflorum 126-01-016   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it on streambanks, in moist forests

Common (rare in Mountains, uncommon in GA Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: early St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum apocynifolium   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Hypericum nudiflorum   FAMILY: Clusiaceae

 

Look for it on mesic bluffs and ravines, ridges and natural levees in floodplains

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Roundpod St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum cistifolium   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum cistifolium   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum cistifolium 126-01-017   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in pine savannas, wet pine flatwoods

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pineweed, Orange-grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum gentianoides   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum gentianoides   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum gentianoides 126-01-018   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in fields, on rock outcrops, woodland borders, eroding areas, pond margins, flatwoods

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Drummond's St. Johnswort, Nits-and-lice
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Hypericum drummondii   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum drummondii   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum drummondii 126-01-019   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in dry woodlands, woodland borders, fields

Uncommon (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Hairy St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum setosum   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum setosum   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum setosum 126-01-020   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in pine savannas, wet pine flatwoods, boggy areas, adjacent ditches, fireplow lines and scrapes

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Creeping St. Johnswort, Bog St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum adpressum   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum adpressum   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum adpressum 126-01-021   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in boggy depressions

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Canada St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum canadense   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum canadense   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum canadense 126-01-022   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, pine savannas, ditches

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Dwarf St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum mutilum var. mutilum   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Hypericum mutilum   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum mutilum 126-01-024   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, marshes, other wet habitats

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coppery St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum denticulatum   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum denticulatum   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum denticulatum var. denticulatum 126-01-025a   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in savannas, wet pine flatwoods, adjacent ditches, borrow scrapes, blackwater stream shores

Common in NC-SC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in our area)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Radford's St. Johnswort, Brushy Mountain St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Hypericum radfordiorum   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
(?) INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum denticulatum var. acutifolium 126-01-025b?   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in shallow circumneutral soil mats of granitic domes in the Brushy Mountains of Alexander and Wilkes counties, NC

Rare (an endemic)

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Strict St. Johnswort, Sharpleaf St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Hypericum virgatum   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum virgatum   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum denticulatum var. acutifolium 126-01-025bc   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in hardpan woodlands, rock outcrops, woodland borders, glades and barrens (especially over mafic or ultramafic rocks)

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: European St. Johnswort, Common St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum perforatum   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum perforatum   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum perforatum 126-01-026   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in fields, pastures, roadsides, woodland borders

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Spotted St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum punctatum   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum punctatum   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum punctatum 126-01-027   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it in fields, woodland borders

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Blue Ridge St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum mitchellianum   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum mitchellianum   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum mitchellianum 126-01-029   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it on grassy balds, grassy openings, forests, seepages, at moderate to high elevations (1000-1900m or more)

Rare, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain St. Johnswort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum graveolens   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypericum graveolens   FAMILY: Clusiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypericum graveolens 126-01-030   FAMILY: Hypericaceae

 

Look for it on grassy balds, grassy openings, forests, at high elevations (1200m or more)

Rare, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Aaron's Beard
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypericum calycinum   FAMILY: Hypericaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Hypericum calycinum   FAMILY: Clusiaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, where it has naturalized from plantings

Non-native: Southeast Europe & Asia Minor

 


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