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Slender St. John's Wort

Hypericum pulchrum

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.

Plant Data

Order:
Malpighiales
Family:
Hypericaceae (St. John's Wort)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Yellow, 5 petals
 
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:
60 centimetres tall
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Habitats:
Grassland, heathland, moorland, roadsides, scrub, woodland.