Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


727

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in fields, woodland borders, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
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 punctatum   FAMILY Hypericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hypericum punctatum   FAMILY Clusiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 126-01-027:
Hypericum punctatum   FAMILY Hypericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Spotted St. Johnswort


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hypu_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_hypu_003_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm180218_0305

February    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

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JK Marlow    jkm180218_0305b

February    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

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JK Marlow    jkm120526_576

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaf apices obtuse to slightly retuse [with a shallow notch in a blunt apex], per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm120526_577

May    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm090726_165

July    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

A few branches below the inflorescence, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm090726_182

July    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Erect perennial to 40" tall, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Hypericum punctatum

JK Marlow    jkm140701_539c

July    Greenville County    SC

Cleveland Park

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JK Marlow    jkm140701_541

July    Greenville County    SC

Cleveland Park

Leaves with black dots as well as translucent glands, per Weakley's Flora.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_hypericum_punctatum_3

July        

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Roxanna Martin    rlm8710_236

August    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves, stems, sepals & petals heavily black-dotted. Leaves blunt-tipped, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm8710_243

August    Spartanburg County    SC

Inflorescence small & crowded with short-stalked flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm8710_249

August    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm8710_251

August    Spartanburg County    SC

Flowers spotted or streaked with black on the undersides, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm8710_279

August    Spartanburg County    SC

Capsules about 0.25" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.