Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Hypericum canadense L. image
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Family Hypericaceae
Hypericum canadense L.
Canadian St. John's-wort, lesser Canadian St. John's-wort
Hypericum: ancient Greek name derived from hyper, "above," and eikon, "picture," from old practice of placing flowers above an image in the house to ward off evil spirits at the midsummer festival of Walpurgisnacht, which later became feast of St. John
canadense: of or referring to Canada
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, 4"-24" tall forb
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 1/4" wide; inflorescence a branched, usually loose cluster (cyme) of stalked flowers; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:purple, conical capsule fruit drawing
Leaf:mostly linear, taping to a narrow base, 5-10 times as long as wide, 1-3 veins, stalkless leaf drawing
Habitat: wet; shores, meadows; in sandy, muddy soil

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Hypericum canadense L. var. galiiforme Fernald
Hypericum canadense L. var. magninsulare Weath.

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