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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Hypericum stragulum [=Hypericum hypericoides ssp. multicaule]

St. Andrew's-cross, Low St. John's-wort, Straggling St. John’s-wort

Scientific Name:

Hypericum stragulum [=Hypericum hypericoides ssp. multicaule]

Genus:

Hypericum

Species Epithet:

stragulum

Common Name:

St. Andrew's-cross, Low St. John's-wort, Straggling St. John’s-wort

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Hypericaceae (St. John's-Wort Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June, July, August

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Dry rocky or sandy woodlands. Fairly common to common over most of the NC Piedmont; uncommon to fairly common in the southern half of the mountains and northern Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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