Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2629

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains, uncommon in GA Piedmont)

Look for it on streambanks, in moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Tardily deciduous
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

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 nudiflorum   FAMILY Hypericaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hypericum nudiflorum   FAMILY Clusiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 126-01-016:
Hypericum nudiflorum   FAMILY Hypericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Early St. Johnswort, Naked St. Johnswort, Streamside St. Johnswort


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image of Hypericum nudiflorum, Early St. Johnswort, Naked St. Johnswort, Streamside St. Johnswort

JK Marlow    jkm180218_0373

February    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

Capsule about 5-6mm long, ovoid, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Hypericum nudiflorum, Early St. Johnswort, Naked St. Johnswort, Streamside St. Johnswort

JK Marlow    jkm180218_0375

February    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

image of Hypericum nudiflorum, Early St. Johnswort, Naked St. Johnswort, Streamside St. Johnswort

JK Marlow    jkm180218_0377

February    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

Cymes terminal, compound, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hypericum nudiflorum, Early St. Johnswort, Naked St. Johnswort, Streamside St. Johnswort

JK Marlow    jkm180604_2745

June    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

Twigs usually winged below nodes, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Hypericum nudiflorum, Early St. Johnswort, Naked St. Johnswort, Streamside St. Johnswort

JK Marlow    jkm180604_2746

June    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

Minute bracteal leaves & small petals cause inflorescence to appear naked, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Hypericum nudiflorum, Early St. Johnswort, Naked St. Johnswort, Streamside St. Johnswort

JK Marlow    jkm180604_2747

June    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

Leaves sessile, elliptic or broadly lanceolate, 2-8cm long, and blunt-tipped, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Hypericum nudiflorum, Early St. Johnswort, Naked St. Johnswort, Streamside St. Johnswort

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_h_nudiflorum_7669

June    Iredell County    NC

Flowers in terminal branched clusters, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Hypericum nudiflorum, Early St. Johnswort, Naked St. Johnswort, Streamside St. Johnswort

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_h_nudiflorum_7669b

June    Iredell County    NC

Sepals 3mm long, oblong, obtuse apically, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Hypericum nudiflorum, Early St. Johnswort, Naked St. Johnswort, Streamside St. Johnswort

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_h_nudiflorum_7669c

June    Iredell County    NC

Petals yellow and 6-8mm long. Go canoeing to see this plant at its best, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Hypericum nudiflorum, Early St. Johnswort, Naked St. Johnswort, Streamside St. Johnswort

JK Marlow    jkm181028_5390

October    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill