St. Inigoes Plant Survey
St. Inigoes, St. Mary’s County, MD
Clasping-Leaf St. John’swort (Hypericum gymamthum), a Maryland DNR Natural Heritage Program S3 watchlist species.
We observed dozens of aggregates of clasping-leaf St. John’swort, which behaves as an obligate wetland plant of sunny wet meadows. We also saw a few in flower, a small yellow composite.
Larger Buttonweed (Diodia virginiana), a native of wet, sunny soils, occurring from Maryland, south to Florida and west to Texas.
Golden Tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria) is a native to the plains states and would be considered adventive in Maryland. This “escaped” forb probably originated from a local garden and naturalized on our site.
False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica) at peak flower.
Yellow-Flowered Leafcup (Smallanthus uvedalius), an uncommon native.
Angle-Fruit Milkvine (Matelea gonocarpus), a star-shaped flower, with milky sap. This plant is highly state rare in Maryland (S1), and occurs from Maryland, south to Florida, and west to Texas.
Yellow Passion-Flower (Passiflora lutea) is a native that occurs from Maryland, south to Florida and west to Texas. The word lutea means yellow.
Yellow passion-flower vine growing on the sunny edge of a forest.
Downy Milkpea (Galactia volubillis), an S3 watchlist species, occurring from Maryland, south to Florida, and west to Texas.
Field Milkwort (Polygala sanguinea) an annual native of poor, sandy soils, glades, savannahs and wet fields.