North Carolina Wildflowers

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Hypericaceae > Hypericum

St. Andrews Cross, St. Peterswort (Hypericum crux-andreae) St. Peterswort, St. Andrews Cross (Hypericum crux-andreae)
Craven Co., NC
21 Oct 2007

Common in the NC coastal plain (uncommon to rare westward in NC), this species grows in various wooded habitats.

St. Andrews Cross, St. Peterswort (Hypericum crux-andreae) St. Peterswort, St. Andrews Cross (Hypericum crux-andreae)
Craven Co., NC
21 Oct 2007

St. Andrews Cross, St. Peterswort (Hypericum crux-andreae) St. Peterswort, St. Andrews Cross (Hypericum crux-andreae)
Craven Co., NC
21 Oct 2007

St. Andrews Cross, St. Peterswort (Hypericum crux-andreae) St. Peterswort, St. Andrews Cross (Hypericum crux-andreae)
Craven Co., NC
21 Oct 2007


Nits-and-lice, Drummond's St. John's Wort (Hypericum drummondii) Nits-and-lice, Drummond's St. John's Wort (Hypericum drummondii)
Edge of forest clearcut in Durham Co., NC
16 Aug 2009

Statewide but uncommon in North Carolina, Nits-and-lice grows in fairly dry soils habitats like woodland openings, fields, etc.

Nits-and-lice, Drummond's St. John's Wort (Hypericum drummondii) Nits-and-lice, Drummond's St. John's Wort (Hypericum drummondii)
Edge of forest clearcut in Durham Co., NC
16 Aug 2009

Nits-and-lice, Drummond's St. John's Wort (Hypericum drummondii) Nits-and-lice, Drummond's St. John's Wort (Hypericum drummondii)
Edge of forest clearcut in Durham Co., NC
16 Aug 2009

Nits-and-lice, Drummond's St. John's Wort (Hypericum drummondii) Nits-and-lice, Drummond's St. John's Wort (Hypericum drummondii)
Edge of forest clearcut in Durham Co., NC
16 Aug 2009


St. Andrew's Cross (Hypericum stragulum) St. Andrew's Cross (Hypericum stragulum)
Caswell Co., NC
17 June 2006

Common in the NC mountains and piedmont (uncommon in the coastal plain), St. Andrew's Cross grows in dry woodlands.

St. Andrew's Cross (Hypericum stragulum) St. Andrew's Cross (Hypericum stragulum)
Caswell Co., NC
17 June 2006

Also treated as Hypericum hypericoides ssp. multicaule, Alan Weakley points out that this species is often misspelled as H. stragalum.


Spotted St. John's Wort (Hypericum punctatum) Spotted St. John's Wort (Hypericum punctatum)
Watauga Co., NC
22 July 2006

Common statewide in NC along borders of woods, streams, fields, etc. Note the scattered black spots on the petals and the dots on the leaves.


Dwarf St. John's Wort (Hypericum mutilum) Dwarf St. John's Wort (Hypericum mutilum)
Watauga Co., NC
22 July 2006

Common in wet habitats statewide in NC.

Dwarf St. John's Wort (Hypericum mutilum) Dwarf St. John's Wort (Hypericum mutilum)
Watauga Co., NC
22 July 2006


Sharpleaf St. John's Wort (Hypericum virgatum) Sharpleaf St. John's Wort (Hypericum virgatum)
Granville Co., NC
10 Sep 2006

Common in the mountains and piedmont in NC growing in and around woodlands.

Sharpleaf St. John's Wort (Hypericum virgatum) Sharpleaf St. John's Wort (Hypericum virgatum)
Granville Co., NC
10 Sep 2006

Sharpleaf St. John's Wort (Hypericum virgatum) Sharpleaf St. John's Wort (Hypericum virgatum)
Granville Co., NC
10 Sep 2006

Formerly treated as a subspecies of Coppery St. John's Wort (Hypericum denticulatum), evidence is strong for recognizing this taxon at the species level.


Roundpod St. John's Wort (Hypericum cistifolium) Roundpod St. John's Wort (Hypericum cistifolium)
New Hanover Co., NC
23 Sep 2006

Common in the NC coastal plain in pine woods and savannas.

Roundpod St. John's Wort (Hypericum cistifolium) Roundpod St. John's Wort (Hypericum cistifolium)
New Hanover Co., NC
23 Sep 2006

Roundpod St. John's Wort (Hypericum cistifolium) Roundpod St. John's Wort (Hypericum cistifolium)
New Hanover Co., NC
23 Sep 2006


Coppery St. John's Wort (Hypericum denticulatum) Coppery St. John's Wort (Hypericum denticulatum)
Sandhills Game Land, Richmond Co., NC
4 Aug 2016

Coppery St. John's Wort (Hypericum denticulatum) Coppery St. John's Wort (Hypericum denticulatum)
Sandhills Game Land, Richmond Co., NC
4 Aug 2016
Coppery St. John's Wort (Hypericum denticulatum) Coppery St. John's Wort (Hypericum denticulatum)
Sandhills Game Land, Richmond Co., NC
4 Aug 2016
Coppery St. John's Wort (Hypericum denticulatum) Coppery St. John's Wort (Hypericum denticulatum)
Sandhills Game Land, Richmond Co., NC
4 Aug 2016

unidentified Hypericum sp.
Brunswick Co., NC
13 Aug 2006
unidentified Hypericum sp.
Brunswick Co., NC
13 Aug 2006
unidentified Hypericum sp.
Brunswick Co., NC
13 Aug 2006
unidentified Hypericum sp.
Brunswick Co., NC
13 Aug 2006

Bushy St. John's Wort (Hypericum densiflorum) Bushy St. John's Wort (Hypericum densiflorum)
Blue Ridge Pkwy, Alleghany Co., NC
24 Aug 2016

Uncommon and statewide in a variety of habitats. More common toward the mountains and coast.

Bushy St. John's Wort (Hypericum densiflorum) Bushy St. John's Wort (Hypericum densiflorum)
Blue Ridge Pkwy, Alleghany Co., NC
24 Aug 2016
Bushy St. John's Wort (Hypericum densiflorum) Bushy St. John's Wort (Hypericum densiflorum)
Blue Ridge Pkwy, Alleghany Co., NC
24 Aug 2016


Annotated habitat and distribution information listed above is from Radford, Ahles, & Bell. 1968. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas. UNC Press; and from personal observations and discussions with Will Cook, Harry LeGrand, and Bob Wilbur. Common names from personal experience and supplemented by the following resources USDA plants website, Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia, and NatureServe.


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