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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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.

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JK Marlow    jkm180218_0375

February    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

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JK Marlow    jkm180218_0377

February    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_h_nudiflorum_7669

June    Iredell County    NC

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

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_h_nudiflorum_7669b

June    Iredell County    NC

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

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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.

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JK Marlow    jkm181028_5390

October    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill