Hypericum hypericoides ssp. multicaule - Banner
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Location: Searcy County, Arkansas
Month of Photograph: July
Distribution Map: Hypericum hypericoides ssp. multicaule - 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

Flower, lateral view

Hypericum hypericoides ssp. multicaule - Lateral View "
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Hypericum hypericoides ssp. multicaule - Lateral View Flower, lateral view
This plant, reclining St. Andrews cross, is very much like it's sister plant the St. Andrews cross (Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides). 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 shorter (10 to 20 cm) than the other and often branches at the base and/or to some extent it may branch above the base. On the other hand, H. hypericoides ssp. hypericoides is taller (30 to 80 cm) and does not begin to branch until some distance up the main stem.
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. multicaule - Upper StemFlowers, upper stem

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. multicaule - whole plant Whole Plant

 

Hypericum hypericoides ssp. multicaule - StemStem
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. multicaule - Upper Stem Upper Stem
Leaf, abaxial
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. multicaule - Leaf Abaxial

Flower, frontal view
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. multicaule - Flower Frontal view