Hypericum stragulum P. Adams & Robson

Locations ofHypericum stragulum P. Adams & Robson in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Hypericum stragulum P. Adams & Robson
Common Name
Low St. Andrew's Cross
Hypericum hypericoides (L.) Crantz ssp. multicaule (Michx. ex Willd.) Robson
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Hypericum stragulum P. Adams & Robson
Although this species and Hypericum hypericoides were lumped in most older Virginia floristic studies, more recent collections and reviews of Virginia herbarium material have made it possible to produce robust maps for each species. Herbarium specimens are commonly top-snatched, and can be difficult to determine. However, in the field, H. stragulum can be readily distinguished from H. hypericoides (an upright, single-stemmed shrub) by its matted, decumbent gestalt, with multiple prostrate stems arising from the rootstock.
Dry forests, rocky or sandy woodlands, barrens, rock outcrops, and clearings. Common in the mountains and Piedmont; frequent in the inner Coastal Plain.
Native Status

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