Hypericum Pulchrum, Slender St John's-Wort



Common name:
Slender st john's-wort
Scientific name:
Hypericum pulchrum
Main flower color:
Range:
All across the UK
Height:
Up to 60 cm
Habitat:
Dry grassland, heaths, open woodland
Flowers:
Five spreading to recurved yellow petals, with dark dots along the margins, reddish below and orange-red in bud, and five blunt, oval sepals, also dotted along he edges. Flowers form in forked clusters at the top of the slender, hairless stems, which are round in cross-section
Leaves:
Opposite, ovate (widest near the base), hairless, with a midvein, only faint side veins, and translucent dots on the surface. Rounded at the tip and cordate at the base
Season:
July to August
Rarity:
★★★★