Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales
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Read more about Creeping 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) 126-01-021:
Hypericum adpressum FAMILY Hypericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Creeping St. Johnswort, Bog St. Johnswort
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Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: boggy depressions, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Rare (historically in NC, but not recently seen)
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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) p312
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 2nd ed. (McMillan, Porcher, Rayner, & White; 2022) p404
- Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia (Chafin, 2007) p167
- Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005) p063
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005) p086
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