Hypericum punctatum

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spotted St. Johnswort [1]

Hypericum punctatum
Hypericum punctatum SEF.jpg
Photo by the Southeastern Flora Plant Database
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicots
Order: Theales
Family: Clusiaceae
Genus: Hypericum
Species: H. punctatum
Binomial name
Hypericum punctatum
Natural range of Hypericum punctatum from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Taxonomic Notes

Synonym: H. subpetiolatum (E.P. Bicknell)



H. punctatum is a perennial forb/herb of the Clusiaceae family native to North America. [1]


H. punctatum is found throughout the eastern United States and up into Eastern Canada, specifically Ontario and Quebec. [1]



H. punctatum has a low tolerance for drought. It is tolerant of shade. [1] It is commonly found in fields and woodland borders.[2]


Flowers bloom in the early summer months. [1]

Seed dispersal

This species is thought to be dispersed by gravity. [3]

Fire ecology

H. punctatum is not a fire resistant forb but has a mild tolerance to fire. [1]

Conservation and Management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 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. Kirkman, L. Katherine. Unpublished database of seed dispersal mode of plants found in Coastal Plain longleaf pine-grasslands of the Jones Ecological Research Center, Georgia.