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Slender St. John's Wort

Hypericum pulchrum

Plant Data

Order:
Malpighiales
Family:
Hypericaceae (St. John's Wort)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Flowers have 5 bent back, yellow petals which are reddish beneath. The petals have minute dark dots along the margins. 5 oval, blunt sepals (also black-dotted). The flowers appear in forked clusters at the top of the stems. The flower buds are orange or red.
Fruit:
A dry, ovate seed capsule, opening lengthwise to release its black and shiny seeds.
Leaves:
The leaves are heart-shaped and half-clasp their stems. The stems are round in cross-section. The leaf margins often roll inwards.
Maximum Size:
60cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
Poisonous, as with all St. John's Wort species.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Habitats:
Grassland, heathland, moorland, roadsides, scrub, woodland.