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Hypericum anagalloides
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Family: HypericaceaeView Description 

Common Name: ST. JOHN'S WORT FAMILY
Habit: Annual to shrub [tree]. Leaf: cauline, simple, opposite or whorled, often gland-dotted; stipules 0. Inflorescence: cyme, panicle, or flower 1, terminal or axillary. Flower: bisexual, radial; sepals persistent, generally 5, often fused at base, overlapping; petals generally 5, free; stamens generally many, free or +- fused into 3--5 clusters; pistil 1, ovary superior, chambers 1--3[5], placentas generally axile, style branches 3. Fruit: capsule, generally septicidal. Seed: many, small.
Genera In Family: 37 genera, 1610 species: worldwide, largely tropics. Note: Sometimes included in Clusiaceae.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Jennifer Talbot
Scientific Editor: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: HypericumView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Annual to shrub, glabrous. Leaf: sessile Inflorescence: generally terminal cymes, bracted. Flower: sepals [4]5; petals [4]5, deciduous or persistent, generally +- yellow; anthers occasionally black-dotted; ovary chambers 1 or 3(5), placentas 3(5), axile or parietal, projecting into chamber.
Species In Genus: +- 450 species: worldwide. Etymology: (Greek name)

Hypericum anagalloides Cham. & Schltdl.
NATIVE
Habit: Annual or perennial herb 3--30 cm, from matted stolons. Stem: prostrate to decumbent, slender; lower nodes rooting. Leaf: below inflorescence 4--15 mm, elliptic to +- round, gland-dots clear to green, base +- clasping; above lowest flower branch abruptly reduced, linear. Inflorescence: flower branches near stem tips; flowers 1--15 (many) per stem. Flower: sepals 2--4 mm, unequal, lanceolate to ovate, obtuse or acute; petals 2--4 mm, +- = sepals, gold to salmon; stamens generally 15--25; styles 1--1.5 mm. Fruit: +- 3 mm, spheric to oblong. Seed: < 1 mm, yellow-brown.
Ecology: Meadows, marshes, seeps, springs, streambanks, lake margins; Elevation: < 3220 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaR, SN (exc Teh), ne ScV, e SnJV, CCo, SnFrB, SnGb, SnBr, PR, MP; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Montana, Arizona, Baja California. Flowering Time: May--Sep Note: Large, low elevation plants approach Hypericum mutilum.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Jennifer Talbot
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Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Jennifer Talbot 2016. Hypericum anagalloides, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=28732, accessed on July 25, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 25, 2016.


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Geographic subdivisions for Hypericum anagalloides:
NW, CaR, SN (exc Teh), ne ScV, e SnJV, CCo, SnFrB, SnGb, SnBr, PR, MP;
Markers link to CCH specimen records. Yellow markers indicate records that may provide evidence for eFlora range revision or may have georeferencing or identification issues. Purple markers indicate specimens collected from a garden, greenhouse, or other non-wild location.
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(Note: any qualifiers in the taxon distribution description, such as 'northern', 'southern', 'adjacent' etc., are not reflected in the map above, and in some cases indication of a taxon in a subdivision is based on a single collection or author-verified occurence).

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