Hypericum canadense

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Hypericum canadense
Hypericum canadense


Taxonavigation: Malpighiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Malpighiales

Familia: Hypericaceae
Genus: Hypericum
Sectio: H. sect. Trigynobrathys
Subsectio: H. subsect. Knifa
Species: Hypericum canadense


Hypericum canadense L., 1753


  • Homotypic
    • Sarothra canadensis (L.) Raf., Amer. Monthly Mag. & Crit. Rev. 1: 267 (1818).
    • Brathys canadensis (L.) Spach, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2, 5: 367 (1836).
  • Heterotypic
    • Hypericum hedyotifolium Poir. in J.B.A.M.de Lamarck, Encycl., Suppl. 3: 700 (1814).
    • Hypericum canadense var. minimum Choisy in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 1: 550 (1824).
    • Hypericum canadense var. magninsulare Weath., Rhodora 30: 188 (1928).
    • Hypericum canadense f. minimum (Choisy) J.Rousseau, Naturaliste Canad. 65: 307 (1938).
    • Hypericum canadense var. galiiforme Fernald, Rhodora 49: 154 (1947).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
      • USA (Alabama, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Washington State, Wisconsin, West Virginia); Canada (New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Isl., Québec); St. Pierre et Miquelon

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Lesser Canadian St. Johnswort
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