OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Hypericum stragulum   FAMILY Hypericaceae   Go to FSUS key


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. multicaule

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISSPELLED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 126-01-003:
Hypericum stragalum   FAMILY Hypericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Ascyrum hypericoides var. multicaule

 

COMMON NAME:
Straggling St. Johnswort, Low St. Johnswort, Creeping St. Andrew's Cross


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JK Marlow    jkm090425_090

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm120623_154

June    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Similar to H. hypericoides, but having decumbent stems forming low mats, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Hypericum stragulum, Straggling St. Johnswort, Low St. Johnswort, Creeping St. Andrew's Cross

JK Marlow    jkm200618_5914

June    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm100730_298b

July    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve

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

image of Hypericum stragulum, Straggling St. Johnswort, Low St. Johnswort, Creeping St. Andrew's Cross

JK Marlow    jkm190722_0098

July    Greenville County    SC

Several prostrate stems, each with numerous erect branchlets, per Weakley's Flora (2018).

image of Hypericum stragulum, Straggling St. Johnswort, Low St. Johnswort, Creeping St. Andrew's Cross

JK Marlow    jkm190722_0099

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Hypericum stragulum, Straggling St. Johnswort, Low St. Johnswort, Creeping St. Andrew's Cross

JK Marlow    jkm190724_0117

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Hypericum stragulum, Straggling St. Johnswort, Low St. Johnswort, Creeping St. Andrew's Cross

JK Marlow    jkm190724_0118

July    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm190726_0229

July    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Leaves usually relatively uniform in size and shape, widest above the middle, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Hypericum stragulum, Straggling St. Johnswort, Low St. Johnswort, Creeping St. Andrew's Cross

JK Marlow    jkm210710_2052

July    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Hypericum stragulum, Straggling St. Johnswort, Low St. Johnswort, Creeping St. Andrew's Cross

JK Marlow    jkm210710_2075

July    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Hypericum stragulum, Straggling St. Johnswort, Low St. Johnswort, Creeping St. Andrew's Cross

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_hypericum_stragulum_3

July        

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JK Marlow    jkm120825_989

August    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

image of Hypericum stragulum, Straggling St. Johnswort, Low St. Johnswort, Creeping St. Andrew's Cross

JK Marlow    jkm201022_7891

October    Greenville County    SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Hypericum stragulum   FAMILY Hypericaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. multicaule

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISSPELLED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 126-01-003:
Hypericum stragalum   FAMILY Hypericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Ascyrum hypericoides var. multicaule

 

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730

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (uncommon in GA Piedmont, uncommon in NC Coastal Plain) (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: Dry rocky or sandy woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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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

 

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