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

Hypericum perforatum subsp. perforatum L.

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Distribution of Hypericum perforatum subsp. perforatum
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Species Information

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Perennial herb from a rhizome; stems erect, much branched above, glabrous, 0.1-1.0 m tall.
Stem leaves lanceolate or oblanceolate, unstalked, obtuse, 1-3 cm long, 0.5-1.5 mm wide, glabrous with translucent glandular dots throughout and black marginal dots.
Inflorescence up to 100+ flowered; petals yellow, 8-10 mm long; sepals linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, abruptly sharp-pointed, 4-6 mm long; stamens 75-100, united basally into 3 groups; styles 3.
Membranous capsules, 5-8 mm long; seeds dark brownish, 1.0-1.3 mm long, pitted in longitudinal rows.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Mesic to dry fields, roadsides and disturbed areas in the lowland, steppe and montane zones; infrequent in SW and WC BC, frequent in SC BC; introduced from Eurasia.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

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