Hypericum mutilum L. - Dwarf St. John's Wort

Hypericum mutilum plant

Family - Hypericaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Hypericum mutilum stem

Leaves - No info yet.

Inflorescence - No info yet.

Flowers - No info yet.

Hypericum mutilum flower

Hypericum mutilum calyx

Flowering - July - October.

Habitat - Moist ground bordering streams, rivers, springs, and ditches. Also in wet areas of prairies, glades, and meadows.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This little species can be found throughout Missouri but is apparently absent from the northwest corner of the state. The plant is easy to identify because of its habitat, small size, branching stems, sessile leaves, and slightly orangish flowers.

Photographs taken at Pultite Spring, Shannon County, MO., 7-23-04.