Hypericum galioides

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Common Names: bedstraw St. Johnswort [1]

Hypericum galioides
Hypericum galioides AFP.jpeg
Photo by the Atlas of Florida Plants
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Liliopsida - Moncots or Magnoliopsida - Dicots
Order: Theales
Family: Clusiaceae
Genus: Hypericum galioides
Species: H. galioides
Binomial name
Hypericum galioides
Natural range of Hypericum galioides from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Taxonomic Notes

Synonym: H. ambiguum (Elliott)

Variety: none


G. galioides is a perennial subshrub in the Clusiaceae family that is native to North America. [1]


H. galioides is found throughout the southeastern United States, specifically in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. [1]



H. galioides is commonly found in wet pine savannas and flatwoods, pools, edges of bottomlands. [2], and lowlands. [3]

It is generally found throughout the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains, Eastern Mountains, and the Great Plains. [1]

Specimens of the species have been collected from habitats including edge of swampy woods, moist loamy sands near a vernal pool, low wet swale in a prescribed fire pine region, pine plantation, oak hammock, and longleaf pine savanna. [4]


H. galioides has been observed flowering in May and June. [5]

Fire ecology

H. galioides is not fire resistant.

Conservation and Management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 USDA Plant Database
  2. Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
  3. Brockway, D. G. and C. E. Lewis (1997). "Long-term effects of dormant-season prescribed fire on plant community diversity, structure and productivity in a longleaf pine wiregrass ecosystem." Forest Ecology and Management 96: 167-183.
  4. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2018. Collectors: Loran Anderson, R.K. Godfrey, R.A. Norris, R.F. Doren, R.Komarek, William Platt, Cecil Slaughter, Palmer Kinser, Richard Carter, W. Baker. States and counties: Florida (Wakulla, Levy, Calhoun, Gadsden, Leon, Liberty, Baker, St. Johns, Gulf) Georgia (Decatur, Thomas) Louisiana (Beauregard)
  5. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 22 MAY 2018