Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3732

Subshrub; Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare in GA

Look for it in limestone barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 persistent sepals
5 petals
45-85 stamens
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 sphaerocarpum   FAMILY Hypericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hypericum sphaerocarpum   FAMILY Clusiaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hypericum turgidum

GREATER THAN Hypericum sphaerocarpum var. turgidum

 

COMMON NAME:
Barrens St. Johnswort


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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_sphaerocarpum

August    Floyd County    GA

Leaves tapering to the base, often with evident lateral veins, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.