Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


721

Shrub
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it on rock outcrops & in rocky woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 persistent sepals
5 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Reddish-brown
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hypericum frondosum   FAMILY Hypericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hypericum frondosum   FAMILY Clusiaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Golden St. Johnswort


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hyau_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0404e_33

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Cone-shaped capsules about 0.6" long have numerous small black seeds, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm110416_897

April    Etowah County    AL

Leaves opposite, 1.2"-2.5" long and 0.4"-0.6" wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm110417_995

April    Cleburne County    AL

Mount Cheaha

Bark papery, the smooth portion shiny brown or metallic gray, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm0407j_13

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

1-3 showy flowers with broad green bracts at the ends of branches, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_hypericum_frondosum_4

July