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Rose of Sharon

Hypericum calycinum

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:
Yellow solitary flowers with 5 petals.
Fruit:
Dark red, berry-like capsules containing many seeds.
Leaves:
An evergreen shrub. The leaves are not stalked and are arranged in opposite pairs along the stems. They are shaped oval to elliptical and are anything up to 10cm in length.
Maximum Size:
60cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
This plant is poisonous.
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.
Other Names:
Aaron's Beard, Creeping St John's Wort, Great St John's Wort, Jerusalem Star.
Habitats:
Gardens, hedgerows, towns, wasteland.