Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2227

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains)

Look for it in swamp forests and marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pinkish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 persistent sepals
5 petals
9 stamens, persistent, in 3 clusters of 3
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 (5/21/15):
Hypericum walteri   FAMILY Hypericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Triadenum walteri   FAMILY Clusiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 126-01-007:
Hypericum walteri   FAMILY Hypericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Triadenum walteri

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Hypericum tubulosum var. walteri

 

COMMON NAME:
Walter’s Marsh St. Johnswort


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picture of Hypericum walteri, image of Hypericum walteri

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trpe12_001_lvd

        

picture of Hypericum walteri, image of Hypericum walteri

JK Marlow    jkm170320_160

March    Greenville County    SC

Cedar Falls Park

picture of Hypericum walteri, image of Hypericum walteri

JK Marlow    jkm161013_936

October    Greenville County    SC

Cedar Falls Park

picture of Hypericum walteri, image of Hypericum walteri

JK Marlow    jkm161013_936b

October    Greenville County    SC

Cedar Falls Park

Leaves narrowed to cuneate or broadly cuneate... base. Lower leaves petiolate, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Hypericum walteri, image of Hypericum walteri

JK Marlow    jkm161013_936c

October    Greenville County    SC

Cedar Falls Park

Petals pale pink. Sepals 3-5 mm long, obtuse, per Weakley's Flora.