Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


726

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain) (rare in GA Piedmont)

Look for it in bogs, seepages, rocky forests, rock outcrops, 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 prolificum   FAMILY Hypericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hypericum prolificum   FAMILY Clusiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 126-01-008:
Hypericum prolificum   FAMILY Hypericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Shrubby St. Johnswort


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image of Hypericum prolificum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hypr_001_lvd

        

image of Hypericum prolificum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_hypr_003_lvd

        

image of Hypericum prolificum

JK Marlow    jkm0307c_25

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

image of Hypericum prolificum

JK Marlow    jkm0407b_27

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Five petals, the corolla 2-2.5cm broad; stamens numerous, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

image of Hypericum prolificum

JK Marlow    jkm0407c_07

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Usually 3-7 flowers in each cyme, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Hypericum prolificum

JK Marlow    jkm0407c_08

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

A highly branched shrub to 80" tall, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Hypericum prolificum

JK Marlow    jkm060716_026

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Leaves 1-2" long, ~ 1/2" wide, narrowing into a very short grooved petiole, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Hypericum prolificum

JK Marlow    jkm120815_774

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Capsule 6-14mm long, conical, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.