Hypericum punctatum Lam.
Family: Hypericaceae
spotted St. John's-wort
[Hypericum punctatum f. subpetiolatum Lam.,  more]
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Merel R. Black  
Etymology: 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
Plants: erect, perennial, 2'-3' tall forb, usually with only a few branches below the inflorescence
Leaves: oblong, blunt, covered with dot-like glands, more than 1/3" wide leaf drawing
Flowers: 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.
Fruits: 3-chambered capsule fruit drawing
Habitat: moist to dry; woods, forests, openings, edges
Conservation Status: Native
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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