Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2226

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

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

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partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 persistent sepals
5 petals
50-80 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

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) 126-01-025bc:
Hypericum denticulatum var. acutifolium   FAMILY Hypericaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968)
Hypericum denticulatum var. recognitum

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hypericum acutifolium

 

COMMON NAME:
Strict St. Johnswort, Sharpleaf St. Johnswort


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image of Hypericum virgatum, Strict St. Johnswort, Sharpleaf St. Johnswort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hyvi6_001_lvd

        

image of Hypericum virgatum, Strict St. Johnswort, Sharpleaf St. Johnswort

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_virgatum_2

August        

Stems and leaves glabrous. Leaf lower surface w small, round punctate glands, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Hypericum virgatum, Strict St. Johnswort, Sharpleaf St. Johnswort

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_hypericum_virgatum

August        

Sepals and petals not marked with black dots or lines, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Hypericum virgatum, Strict St. Johnswort, Sharpleaf St. Johnswort

JK Marlow    jkm200920_7290

September    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Hypericum virgatum, Strict St. Johnswort, Sharpleaf St. Johnswort

JK Marlow    jkm200920_7293

September    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Hypericum virgatum, Strict St. Johnswort, Sharpleaf St. Johnswort

JK Marlow    jkm200920_7295

September    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Hypericum virgatum, Strict St. Johnswort, Sharpleaf St. Johnswort

JK Marlow    jkm200920_7303

September    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Hypericum virgatum, Strict St. Johnswort, Sharpleaf St. Johnswort

JK Marlow    jkm201002_7500

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

This is a mostly unbranched or lightly branched herb, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Hypericum virgatum, Strict St. Johnswort, Sharpleaf St. Johnswort

JK Marlow    jkm201002_7502

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Leaves usually 1-nerved, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hypericum virgatum, Strict St. Johnswort, Sharpleaf St. Johnswort

JK Marlow    jkm201002_7503

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Punctate glands of leaves small, round, distributed on lower leaf surface, per Weakley's Flora (2020).