Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Hypericum ellipticum Hook. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

from USDA Plants website
Family Hypericaceae
Hypericum ellipticum Hook.
creeping St. John's-wort, pale 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
ellipticum: elliptic-shaped
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Status: Native
Plant: creeping, perennial, 2'-3' tall forb usually unbranched to the flowering clusters
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" wide; inflorescence a branched cluster (cyme) of stalked flowers; blooms June-Sept.
Fruit:oval capsule fruit drawing
Leaf:stalkless, not curving backward, elliptical
Habitat: wetlands, shores

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Hypericum ellipticum Hook. f. submersum Fassett

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