Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2674

Forb
Annual/Perennial

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

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in bogs, pine savannas, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 persistent sepals
5 petals
Few 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 (11/30/12):
Hypericum canadense   FAMILY Hypericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hypericum canadense   FAMILY Clusiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 126-01-022:
Hypericum canadense   FAMILY Hypericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Canada St. Johnswort


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hyca7_001_lvd

        

image of Hypericum canadense

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_hyca7_003_lvd

        

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Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_hypericum_canadense1

July    Moore County    NC

Leaves opposite, sessile, linear, 6-30mm long & to 3mm wide, blunt-tipped, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Hypericum canadense

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_hypericum_canadense1b

July    Moore County    NC

Flowers borne in small groups, in a more-or-less flat-topped inflorescence, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.