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Hypericum frondosum Michx.
Cedarglade St. John's-wort, Golden St. John's-wort
Clusiaceae (Mangosteen Family)
Synonym(s): Hypericum aureum, Hypericum splendens
USDA Symbol: HYFR
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A small, dense, globular shrub often to 3 ft. tall with fine-textured, upright-spreading branches and shaggy, purplish-brown bark. Opposite, narrowly oval leaves are blue-green in summer, turning yellow-green in fall. Large, solitary yellow flowers with numerous stamens occur singly or in few-flowered clusters at branch tips. Fruit is a reddish-brown capsule.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall, often shorter.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AL , CT , FL , GA , IN , KY , LA , MA , MS , NC , NY , SC , TN , TX , VA
Native Distribution: S. IN, s. to GA & TX
Native Habitat: Limestone cliffs; rocky hills; barrens
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: A short-lived shrub with no serious disease or insect problems.
PropagationCommercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Texas Discovery Gardens - Dallas, TX
Delaware Nature Society - Hockessin, DE
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
BibliographyBibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski
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Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Hypericum frondosum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hypericum frondosum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hypericum frondosum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-02-14
Research By: TWC Staff