1. Hypericum ┴scyron L. Great Or Giant St. John's-Wort

Fig. 2881

Hypericum Ascyron L. Sp. Pl. 783. 1753. Hypericum pyramidatum Ait. Hort. Kew. 3: 103. 1789.

Perennial, herbaceous, erect, 2°-6° high, branching, the branches often nearly erect, angled. Leaves sessile, clasping, ovate-oblong or ovate-lanceolate, 2-5' long, 1/2'-1 1/2' wide, obtuse or acute; cymes terminal, few-flowered; flowers bright yellow, 1'-2' broad; pedicels stout, 1'-2' long; sepals ovate-lanceolate, 4"-6" long, acute; petals obo-vate or oblanceolate, tardily deciduous; styles usually 5, united below; stigmas capitate; stamens numerous, united in 5 sets; capsule ovoid, 9"-10" long; cells 3.

Banks of streams, western Quebec and Vermont to Manitoba, south to Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois. Iowa, Missouri and Kansas. Also in northern Europe and Asia. July-Aug.

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2. Hypericum KalmiÓnum L. Kalm's St. John's-Wort

Fig. 2882

Hypericum Kalmianum L. Sp. Pl. 783. 1753.

Shrubby, freely branching, 1°-2° high, leafy; branches 4-angled, twigs flattened and 2-edged. Leaves oblong-linear or oblanceolate, sessile, or narrowed into a short petiole, obtuse, l'-2 1/2' long, 2"-4" wide, more or less glaucous beneath, generally with smaller ones .clustered in the axils; cymes terminal, few-flowered; pedicels stout, 2"-10" long; flowers 6 '-12" broad; sepals foliaceous, oblong, acute, 3"-4" long, usually about half the length of the petals; stamens very numerous, distinct; styles 5 (4-6), united below into a beak; capsule ovoid, 3" long, completely 5- (4-6-) celled.

Sandy soil, Quebec, Ontario and western New York to Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. Shrubby St. johnswort. Aug.

3. Hypericum Prolificum L. Shrubby St. John's-Wort

Fig. 2883

Hypericum prolificum L. Mant. 1: 106. 1767.

Shrubby, diffusely branched from near or at the base, 1°-3° high; stems sometimes 1' in diameter; branches ascending or erect, leafy; branchlets 2-edged. Leaves linear-oblong or oblanceolate, narrowed at the base, or tapering into a short petiole, obtuse, often mucronulate, pale beneath, 1'-3' long, 3"-9" wide, with tufts of smaller ones in the axils; cymes several-mahy-flowered, terminal and sometimes also axillary; pedicels 6" long or less; flowers 5"-q" broad; sepals unequal, shorter than petals', stamens numerous, distinct; styles 3; capsules 3-celled, 4"-6" long.

Sandy or rocky soil, western Ontario and New York to Minnesota, Georgia, Missouri and Arkansas. Rock-rose. Paint-brush. Broom-brush. July-Sept.

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