Hypericum graveolens

Family (Traditional)
Species:Hypericum graveolens Buckley
Common NameMountain St. Johnswort
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Dorsifixed; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value
StatusNative; EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[S3] (State Rank); G3 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Carter (TN), Coffee (TN), Hamilton (TN), Johnson (TN), Monroe (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ETSU, KNK, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31973000009103 Coffee Tennessee
Hypericum graveolens
TENN-V-0148657 Carter Tennessee
Hypericum graveolens
TENN-V-0148656 Carter Tennessee
Hypericum graveolens
N/A Carter Tennessee Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker, Sollie Walker
Hypericum graveolens
UCHT033361 Hamilton Tennessee
Hypericum graveolens
UCHT033362 Monroe Tennessee
Hypericum graveolens
UCHT033360 Tennessee
Hypericum graveolens
TENN-V-0148655 Johnson Tennessee
Hypericum graveolens
TENN-V-0148654 Carter Tennessee
Hypericum graveolens
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Plant Photos

Hypericum graveolens - Dwayne Estes
Hypericum graveolens - Dwayne Estes
Hypericum graveolens - Dwayne Estes
Hypericum graveolens - Dwayne Estes
Hypericum graveolens - Dwayne Estes
Hypericum graveolens - Dwayne Estes