Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2021

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, seepages, at moderate to high elevations (1000-1900m or more), per Weakley's Flora

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

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 (1968) 126-01-029:
Hypericum mitchellianum   FAMILY Hypericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Blue Ridge St. Johnswort


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JK Marlow    jkm0508d_01

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Sessile, ovate-oblong leaves somewhat clasping, to 2.5" long, half as wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Hypericum mitchellianum

JK Marlow    jkm0508d_08

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Petals have black lines and round black glands scattered over the surface, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Hypericum mitchellianum

L.L. (Chick) Gaddy    llg_blueridgestjohnswort

Month Unknown        

Blue Ridge St. Johnswort is found on grassy balds and in seepages, per Alpine South: Plants and Plant Communities of the High Elevations of the Southern Appalachians.