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Hypericum graveolens Buckley. Mountain St. John's-wort. Phen: Jul-Aug. Hab: Grassy balds, grassy openings, forests, at high elevations (1200 m or more). Dist: Nw. NC and ne. TN south to sw. NC, a Southern Appalachian endemic.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: This and the related H. mitchellianum (another narrow endemic to the Southern Appalachians) hybridize, forming local hybrid populations with intermediate characteristics (Culwell 1970).

Synonymy: = FNA6, GW2, K1, K3, K4, RAB, S, Tn, W, Adams (1973), Robson (2006); < Hypericum graveolens Buckley – S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC

Heliophily: 8

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Hypericum graveolens, Craggy Gardens, Blue Ridge Parkway, Buncombe County, North Carolina 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Radford, Ahles and Bell | Original Image ⭷


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