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


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image of Hypericum buckleyi

Will Stuart    wil_8453538063_ca785e773c

June        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Decumbent matted shrub, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hypericum buckleyi

Will Stuart    wil_8453538437_ea44835208

June        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Flowers solitary or in small, flat-topped inflorescences, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

image of Hypericum buckleyi

JK Marlow    jkm0507n_15

July    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Capsules ovoid, 8-12mm long, ca. 5mm broad, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hypericum buckleyi

JK Marlow    jkm0508c_16

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves elliptic or obovate, apex rounded or shallowly notched, base cuneate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hypericum buckleyi

JK Marlow    jkm140913_690

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway