Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


729

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Look for it in dry forests and woodlands, pine flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals, two outer & two inner
4 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 crux-andreae   FAMILY Hypericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hypericum crux-andreae   FAMILY Clusiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 126-01-004:
Hypericum stans   FAMILY Hypericaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
St. Peter's-wort, St. Andrew's Cross, St. Peter's Cross


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asst2_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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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_hypericum_cruxrae_3

July        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_cruxreae_3

August        

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JK Marlow    jkm0509c_13

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Four unequal sepals: the 2 outer and larger enclosing 2 much narrower inner, per Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry.

image of Hypericum crux-andreae

JK Marlow    jkm060903_008

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Hypericum crux-andreae

JK Marlow    jkm060903_010

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Leaves elliptic-oblong, rounded at the tip, clasping at the base, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Hypericum crux-andreae

Steve Marlow    snm097309_12

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Outer sepals cordate or ovate, inner sepals lanceolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.