Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3733

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Look for it in bogs, peatly wetlands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pink
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 persistent sepals
5 petals
9 stamens, persistent, in 3 clusters of 3
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Triadenum virginicum   FAMILY Clusiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 126-01-005:
Hypericum virginicum   FAMILY Hypericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Marsh St. Johnswort, Common Marsh St. Johnswort


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image of Hypericum virginicum, Virginia Marsh St. Johnswort, Common Marsh St. Johnswort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trvi2_001_lvd

        

image of Hypericum virginicum, Virginia Marsh St. Johnswort, Common Marsh St. Johnswort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_trvi2_003_lvd

        

image of Hypericum virginicum, Virginia Marsh St. Johnswort, Common Marsh St. Johnswort

JK Marlow    jkm160415_193

April    Turner County    GA

image of Hypericum virginicum, Virginia Marsh St. Johnswort, Common Marsh St. Johnswort

JK Marlow    jkm160415_195

April    Turner County    GA

image of Hypericum virginicum, Virginia Marsh St. Johnswort, Common Marsh St. Johnswort

JK Marlow    jkm160416_237

April    Lowndes County    GA

Leaves ovate, elliptic, or oblong, base cordate-clasping, sessile, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hypericum virginicum, Virginia Marsh St. Johnswort, Common Marsh St. Johnswort

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_triadenum_vi_s

August        

Flowers have 5 sepals, 5 pink petals, 9 stamens, and 3 stigmas on 3 styles, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.