Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Hypericum majus (A.Gray) Britton image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Robert H. Read

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Hypericaceae
Hypericum majus (A.Gray) Britton
larger 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
majus: bigger, larger
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
Town Range Maps
Google Dot Maps
Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 6"-30"' tall forb, branched at the top
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/3" wide; inflorescence a branched, compact cluster (cyme) of stalked flowers; blooms June-Sept.
Fruit:maroon, elliptical to conical capsule fruit drawing
Leaf:usually pointing upward, narrowly oblong, meeting at the base and barely clasping the stemleaf drawing
Habitat: wet; meadows, shores

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Hypericum list Google- Images or Text
Hypericum canadense L. var. majus A.Gray

Botany News/Events
Book We Recommend
Historical Botanists
Other Links
Botanical Club of Wisconsin (off site)
UW-Stevens Point Biology Dept.
Plants of Wisconsin
Vascular Plants
Natural Communities
Botany News/Events
Other Links
Lichens (off site)   
Tom Volk's Fungi (off site)
Taxonomy of Vascular Plants
                          Vascular Plants
Browse by Identification Guides
Family Wildflowers
Genus Trees
Common Names Shrubs
Search by Vines
Names Aquatic-Semi aquatic
Specimens Ferns - Fern Allies
Blooming Times Grasses, Sedges, or Rushes
County & Status Other Resources  
Town Range Taxonomy of Vascular Plants
  WI Checklist & CofC Values
Browse by:
Common Name
Search by:
Copyright 2012 Permissions Contact Us Web Map