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Hypericum scouleri

Higher Taxonomy
Family: HypericaceaeView Description 

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 scouleri Hook.
Habit: Perennial herb 2--7 dm, taprooted or rhizomed. Stem: erect, few from base, slender; sterile axillary branches generally < 2 cm. Leaf: 1--3 cm, ovate to elliptic, flat, base +- clasping, margin black-dotted, lower surface obscurely dotted. Inflorescence: flowers generally 3--25 per stem. Flower: sepals 3--4 mm, oblong to ovate, generally obtuse, black-dotted; petals 7--12 mm, obovate, pale to bright yellow, black-dotted; stamens in 3 clusters, anthers black-dotted; styles 3--5 mm. Fruit: 6--7 mm, 3-lobed. Seed: < 1 mm, brown.
Ecology: Wet meadows, streambanks, mesic areas in chaparral, conifer forest; Elevation: < 2940 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaRH, SN, SnFrB, SCoRO, TR, PR, MP; Distribution Outside California: to western Canada, Montana, New Mexico. Flowering Time: Jun--Sep
Synonyms: Hypericum formosum Kunth var. scouleri (Hook.) J.M. Coult.; Hypericum scouleri subsp. scouleri
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Jennifer Talbot
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Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Jennifer Talbot 2017. Hypericum scouleri, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on April 30, 2017.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on April 30, 2017.

Hypericum scouleri
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Hypericum scouleri
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Hypericum scouleri
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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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Duplicates counted once; synonyms included.
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