Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Hypericum punctatum Lam. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Hypericaceae
Hypericum punctatum Lam.
spotted 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
punctatum: Latin meaning generally "dotted"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 2'-3' tall forb, usually with only a few branches below the inflorescence
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" wide, on short stalks, dotted with amber glands and black lines; inflorescence a small, dense, branched cluster (cyme); blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:3-chambered capsule fruit drawing
Leaf:oblong, blunt, covered with dot-like glands, more than 1/3" wide leaf drawing
Habitat: moist to dry; woods, forests, openings, edges

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Hypericum punctatum Lam. f. subpetiolatum (E.P. Bicknell ex Small) Fernald
Hypericum subpetiolatum E.P.Bicknell ex Small

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