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Hypericum ellipticum

Hypericum ellipticum Hook.

 

Pale St. John’s-wort

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderMalpighialesA broad group encompassing 16,000 species
FamilyHypericaceaeSt. John’s Wort family
GenusHypericumFrom ancient Greek hyper, “above,” and eikon, “picture,” from an old practice of putting flowers above a picture to ward off evil spirits
Speciesellipticum

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Hypericum ellipticum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 6 Jul 2017.

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Hypericum ellipticum (Pale St. John’s-wort)

7/6/2017 · Mt. Watatic, access road, Ashby, MA
≈ 1½ × 1¾" (4.1 × 4.6 cm) ID is uncertain

Hypericum ellipticum (Pale St. John’s-wort)

7/6/2017 · Mt. Watatic, access road, Ashby, MA
≈ 2 × 2½" (5.1 × 6.4 cm) ID is uncertain

Hypericum ellipticum (Pale St. John’s-wort)

7/6/2017 · Mt. Watatic, access road, Ashby, MA
≈ 2½ × 4" (6.9 × 11 cm) ID is uncertain

Hypericum ellipticum (Pale St. John’s-wort)

7/6/2017 · Mt. Watatic, access road, Ashby, MA
≈ 2½ × 3½" (7.2 × 8.9 cm) ID is uncertain

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