Mystery plant 071

This plant can be found in southeastern and eastern regions in the U.S. When you can identify it, leave a comment below with its common name and scientific name. If you have any personal story about the plant, please leave a comment about that, too.


Early spring leaf growth


Summer leaves


Flower buds




Plant in bloom


Flowers transitioning to seed capsules


Fall leaves and seed capsules


ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images): Golden St. Johnswort (Hypericum frondosum)

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10 Responses to Mystery plant 071

  1. Norman Smith says:

    Shrubby St. Johnswort (Hypericum prolificum)…just a guess. Never seen one in person

  2. Val says:

    I agree…definitely Shrubby St Johnswort (Hypericum prolificum)…although there are so many Hypericums they can be exhausting to identify!) I love to see the Bumblebees plow through those flowers!

  3. Sara says:

    one of the St. Johnsworts, but I can never remember the big one’s name (and peeking at previous answers I’d agree with Shrubby St. Johnswort).

  4. Rachel S Dutton says:

    Shrubby St Johnswort (Hypericum prolificum)

  5. Angelyn says:

    Sorry, this is not Shrubby St. Johnswort (Hypericum prolificum). Try again.

  6. Jasmene says:

    Golden St John’s Wort Hypericum frondosum

  7. Dr R. K S. Rathore says:

    I am sure, it is Hypericum frondosum, cultivar ‘Sunburst’ of family Clusiaceae.

  8. I believe this flower is commonly called Buttercup. Scientific name is Ranuculus acris

  9. Susie Besecker says:

    Most definitely St John’s Wort. This is a native plant and grows on the edge of tree lines. I have lots of these lining my lot. An enjoyable low woody shrub.

  10. Angelyn says:

    Jasmene is correct that this is Golden St. Johnswort (Hypericum frondosum). Its blooms are much larger than St. Johnswort (Hypericum perforatum).

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