Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales
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Read more about Lloyd's St. Johnswort at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 126-01-012:
Hypericum lloydii FAMILY Hypericaceae
Lloyd's St. Johnswort, Sandhills St. Johnswort, Piedmont St. Johnswort
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Keith Bradley kab_h_lloydii_2529
September Lancaster County SC
Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve
A dwarf shrub with 0.5-1", linear leaves (like conifer needles), per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region (Sorrie, 2011).
Flora of North America
Habitat: Dry woodlands, longleaf pine sandhills, edges of granitic flatrocks, edges of Altamaha Grit outcrops, roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Uncommon in Carolina Piedmont (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)
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Simple - needle-like
5 persistent sepals
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 1st ed. (Porcher & Rayner, 2001) p238
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 2nd ed. (McMillan, Porcher, Rayner, & White; 2022) p304
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast (Foote & Jones, 1989) p097
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004) p167
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region (Sorrie, 2011) p136
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