Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


723

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Look for it in dry forests & woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Tardily deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
2 outer sepals, inner sepals usually absent
4 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides   FAMILY Clusiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 126-01-002:
Hypericum hypericoides   FAMILY Hypericaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ascyrum hypericoides

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ascyrum linifolium

 

COMMON NAME:
St. Andrew's Cross


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ashy_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0402e_08

February    Greenville County    SC

Capsules ovoid, 4-9mm long, 2.5-4mm broad, seeds black, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm0307k_29

July    Greenville County    SC

Leaves are narrow, less than 1" long, & tapered at the base, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Bobbie L Holt    blh723_a

August    Anderson County    SC

Carolina Wild Native Plant Nursery

Two outer sepals, ovate or widely elliptic; inner sepals usually obsolete, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm070818_012

August    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock

Woody shrub with a single main stem, freely branched above, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm8710_122

August    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm8710_124

August    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm8710_143

August    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm8710_247

August    Spartanburg County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_hypericoides

August        

Four yellow petals narrowly oblong-linear to oblong-elliptic, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Gill Newberry    gn10_h_hypericoides_habit

October