Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


730

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain, uncommon in GA Piedmont)

Look for it in dry rocky or sandy woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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...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

 

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

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISSPELLED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (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:
Creeping St. Andrew's Cross, Low St. Johnswort, Straggling St. Johnswort