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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image of Hypericum walteri

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

        

image of Hypericum walteri

JK Marlow    jkm170320_160

March    Greenville County    SC

Cedar Falls Park

image of Hypericum walteri

JK Marlow    jkm161013_936

October    Greenville County    SC

Cedar Falls Park

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.

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.