Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Hypericum mutilum L. image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           

Caroline A. Creevey

Merel R. Black

Ronald Grasshof
Family Hypericaceae
Hypericum mutilum L.
small-flowered St. John's-wort, weak 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
mutilum: mutilated, as divided as if torn
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual/perennial, 4"-32" tall forb, usually with many upper branches
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 1/8" -1/4" wide; inflorescence a widely branched cluster (cyme) of stalked flowers; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:green, elliptical, 1-chambered capsule fruit drawing
Leaf:linear, rounded at the base, not clasping, 3-5 prominent veins leaf drawing
Habitat: wet areas
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Hypericum mutilum L. var. latisepalum Fernald
Hypericum mutilum L. var. longifolium R.Keller
Hypericum mutilum L. var. parviflorum (Willd.) Fernald
Hypericum parviflorum Willd.

         
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