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Trailing St John's-wort, Hypericum humifusum Family: Hypericaceae
Hypericum humifusum     *     Trailing St John's-wort


Flowering time: June-September. Perennial

Habitat: Open ground on acidic heaths, tracks and paths and in woodland clearings. Sometimes found on semi-acidic heavy clay.

Red-tinged flower buds followed by small yellow flowers with unequal sepals and slightly longer petals. Oval leaves are opposite with translucent glands and small black glands on the leaf edges. A hairless plant with many prostrate or trailing stems.


Trailing St John's-wort, Hypericum humifusum


Trailing St John's-wort, Hypericum humifusum


Trailing St John's-wort, Hypericum humifusum
Trailing St John's-wort, Hypericum humifusum
Corfe Hills, Dorset. September 2015

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