Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


719

Shrub
Perennial

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

Rare, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Look for it in thin soil in seasonal seepage around rock outcrops, particularly granitic exfoliation domes, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 persistent spatulate or obovate 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 buckleyi   FAMILY Hypericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hypericum buckleii   FAMILY Clusiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 126-01-015:
Hypericum buckleyi   FAMILY Hypericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Granite Dome St. Johnswort, Mountain St. Johnswort, Appalachian St. Johnswort, Dwarf St. Johnswort