Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2627

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in wet pine savannas, wet pine flatwoods, pools, edges of bottomlands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Evergreen
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 galioides   FAMILY Hypericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hypericum galioides   FAMILY Clusiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 126-01-010:
Hypericum galioides   FAMILY Hypericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
bedstraw St. Johnswort


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image of Hypericum galioides

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hyga_001_lvd

        

image of Hypericum galioides

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_hyga_002_lvd

        

image of Hypericum galioides

JK Marlow    jkm090717_072

July    Georgetown County    SC

Hobcaw Barony

Plant an erect shrub 0.5-4m tall with a single main stem branched above, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Hypericum galioides

JK Marlow    jkm090717_073

July    Georgetown County    SC

Hobcaw Barony

Leaves narrowly oblanceolate to oblinear, 1.5-5(7)mm wide, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Hypericum galioides

JK Marlow    jkm090717_074

July    Georgetown County    SC

Hobcaw Barony

Flowers 13-15mm in diameter in elongate inflorescences of 3-7 nodes, per Weakley's Flora.