Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides - Banner
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Location: Pope County, Arkansas
Month of Photograph: July
Distribution Map: Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides - Distribution Map Spacer
USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 16 January 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Spacer Guests can be assured that there is established evidence that this plant has been found in all of the green filled counties of Arkansas. However, the white filled counties should not be interpreted as counties in which this plant does not grow. They should instead be interpreted as counties which lack officially sanction evidence of the plants presence there.

Family: Hypericaceae

Inflorescence, frontal view

Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides "
Not all images on this page were photographed on the same day or at the same location. The precise location and date that specific photographs were taken can be obtained by email.
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides - Leaves and Flower Leaves and Flower
This plant, St. Andrews cross, is very much like it's sister plant the reclining St. Andrews cross (Hypericum hypericoides ssp. multicaule). The primary difference between the two seems to be in the height of the plants and in the way that the main stems branch. The plant presented on this page is taller (30 to 80 cm) than the other and does not begin to branch until some distance up the main stem. On the other hand, H. hypericoides ssp. multicaule is short (only 10 to 20 cm) and often branches at the base and/or sometimes it may branch above the base.
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides - FruitFruit

I have created a table of images for six Hypericum species to help me learn to discriminate between them. If you would like, you may down load the Table for your own use. However, the file is quite large (5.5 Mb).

Hypericum Table

Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides - Stem Stem
Hypericum hypericoides ssp.  hypericoides - LeafLeaf
Whole Plant
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides - Whole Plant

Flower and Leaves
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides - Flower and Leaves

Inflorescence, frontal view
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides - Inflorescence Frontal View