Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Piedmont, rare in GA)

Look for it in bogs, on streambanks, dry to moist forests, rock outcrops, moist forests, pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 persistent sepals
5 petals
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 densiflorum var. densiflorum   FAMILY Hypericaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hypericum densiflorum   FAMILY Clusiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 126-01-009:
Hypericum densiflorum   FAMILY Hypericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Bushy St. Johnswort, Dense-flowered St. Johnswort


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image of Hypericum densiflorum var. densiflorum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hyde_001_lvd

        

image of Hypericum densiflorum var. densiflorum

JK Marlow    jkm140704_660

July    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Flowers 7-many per inflorescence, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Hypericum densiflorum var. densiflorum

JK Marlow    jkm140704_664

July    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Hypericum densiflorum var. densiflorum

JK Marlow    jkm120815_796

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Exfoliating bark, per Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee.

image of Hypericum densiflorum var. densiflorum

JK Marlow    jkm120815_800

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Capsules 4.5-6mm, conical, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Hypericum densiflorum var. densiflorum

JK Marlow    jkm120815_803

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Largest leaves usually 3-7mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hypericum densiflorum var. densiflorum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_densiflorum_3

August        

The widest leaves on a plant always over 4mm wide, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Hypericum densiflorum var. densiflorum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_densiflorum_5

August        

Golden-yellow flowers about 1/2" wide, in a very dense flower cluster, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.