Hi, Dr. Hill,
This plant was photographed on September 12 along a rural Piedmont road near a bridge and at the bottom of a wide, moist ravine that feeds a small river. It was the only plant of its kind, living among a wide variety of natives in full sun conditions. It wasn’t growing in standing water at the very bottom of the ravine, but was uphill slightly from the muck. It seemed out of place, but maybe it belongs there. Thank you.
this is another species of Hypericum, namely Hypericum nudiflorum. It is scattered in the middle part of the state mostly in low woods and along stream banks.
Steven Hill, Ph.D. Botanist SCNPS