Hypericum mutilum L.
Family: Hypericaceae
small-flowered St. John's-wort,  more...
[Hypericum mutilum var. latisepalum L.,  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: perennial, 4"-16" tall forb, with many upper branches
Leaves: stalkless, elliptical to oval, rounded at both ends leaf drawing
Flowers: yellow; inflorescence a branched cluster (cyme); blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: capsule, dark purple; elliptical fruit drawing
Habitat: wet; in sandy, mucky soil
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from USDA Plants website  
Hypericum mutilum image
Paul Skawinski  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Caroline A. Creevey  
Hypericum mutilum image
Merel R. Black  
Hypericum mutilum image
Paul Skawinski  
Hypericum mutilum image
Hypericum mutilum image
Hypericum mutilum image
Paul Skawinski  
Hypericum mutilum image
Robert W. Freckmann  
Hypericum mutilum image
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