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Straggling St. Johnswort
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Scientific classification

Hypericum dolabriforme, the straggling St. Johnswort or glade St. John's-wort, is a species of flowering plant in the St. John's wort family Hypericaceae native to the United States.


It is a semi-woody perennial that produces yellow flowers in the summer. It is distinguished from the similar Hypericum sphaerocarpum by having unequal sepals and over one hundred stamens.

Distribution and habitat

Hypericum dolabriforme is native to the Southeastern United States where it is found in calcareous glades. It has a small native range, being found primarily in Kentucky and Tennessee with range extensions into northern Alabama and Georgia and southern Indiana.

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