E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Hypericum anagalloides Cham. & Schltdl.
bog St. John's-wort (tinker's penny)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

© Shane Tillapaugh  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #14737)

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Species Information

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Perennial herb from freely rooting, matted stolons; stems numerous, prostrate to decumbent, glabrous, 3-25 cm long.
Stem leaves egg-shaped to elliptic, 4-15 mm long, 5-to 7-nerved, rounded at the apex, slightly clasping at the base, glabrous.
Inflorescence 1- to 15-flowered; petals salmon-yellow, 2-4 mm long; stamens 15-25, longer than the sepals; sepals triangular to egg-shaped, 2-4 mm long, unequal, rounded to abruptly sharp-pointed, margins glabrous; styles 3, 1.5-2 mm long.
Membranous capsules, 3 mm long; seeds yellow-brown, about 0.5 mm long, transversely wrinkled and longitudinally finely-lined.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

USDA Species Characteristics

Flower Colour:
Blooming Period:
Early Summer
Fruit/Seed characteristics:
Colour: Brown
Present over the Summer
Source:  The USDA

Habitat / Range

Moist to wet bogs, ditches and lawns in the lowland zone; frequent in SW BC; S to MT, CA and MX.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Ecological Framework for Hypericum anagalloides

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

Site Information
Value / Class




Elevation (metres) 50 589 1950
Slope Gradient (%) 0 3 41
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
90 210 300
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
3 6 8
Modal Nutrient Regime
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: CDF(11), CWH(58), ESSF(3), ICH(3), MH(1)


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is cool mesothermal.

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