OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

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) 126-01-030:
Hypericum graveolens   FAMILY Hypericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain St. Johnswort


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image of Hypericum graveolens, Mountain St. Johnswort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hygr3_001_lvd

        

image of Hypericum graveolens, Mountain St. Johnswort

JK Marlow    jkm0407w_14

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

image of Hypericum graveolens, Mountain St. Johnswort

JK Marlow    jkm070721_020

July    Carter County    TN

The Roan Highlands

A narrow Southern Appalachian endemic, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Hypericum graveolens, Mountain St. Johnswort

JK Marlow    jkm070721_022

July    Carter County    TN

The Roan Highlands

Sepals &petals without black lines, round black glands only along petal margin, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Hypericum graveolens, Mountain St. Johnswort

JK Marlow    jkm070721_023

July    Carter County    TN

The Roan Highlands

Inflorescence few-flowered cymes at the ends of branches, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Hypericum graveolens, Mountain St. Johnswort

JK Marlow    jkm0508d_03

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Hypericum graveolens, Mountain St. Johnswort

JK Marlow    jkm190914_1531

September    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Styles usually 5.6-10mm long (vs. H. mitchellianum usually 1.9-2.9mm long), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Hypericum graveolens, Mountain St. Johnswort

JK Marlow    jkm190914_1533

September    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

 

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) 126-01-030:
Hypericum graveolens   FAMILY Hypericaceae

 

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1867

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Look for it on grassy balds, grassy openings, forests, at high elevations (1200m or more), per Weakley's Flora

map
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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 persistent sepals
5 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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