Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Hypericum sphaerocarpum Michx. image
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Family Hypericaceae
Hypericum sphaerocarpum Michx.
round-fruited St. John's-wort, round-seeded 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
sphaerocarpum: from the Greek meaning "spherical seed"
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Status: Threatened
Plant: erect, perennial, 12"-28" tall forb; stems clustered, somewhat woody toward the bottom
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 1/3" -3/4" wide; inflorescence a compact, many-branched cluster (cyme) of stalked flowers; blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:round to oval capsule with 1 chamber
Leaf:linear to oblong, tapering toward the stem
Habitat: dry; upland, woods, prairies, barrens
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Hypericum sphaerocarpum Michx. var. turgidum (Small) Svenson
Hypericum turgidum Small

         
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