West Highland Flora

Tutsan


Hypericum androsaemum



 

Hypericum androsaemum

Photo Carl Farmer
27 May 2004 Scorrybreac, Skye
Flower c 2.6 cm across

Frequent on woodland edges and in sheltered places, generally at low altitudes.

Height c 50-90 cm.  Flower diameter c 1.8-2.8 cm

ID: No other St John's Wort (apart from garden escapes) has berries or is a shrub with substantial woody stems and branches (the others may be somewhat woody at the base but are much smaller plants with flowers < 18 mm diameter).

Other features: Sepals unequal.  Stem with 2 raised lines.  Fruit turns black when ripe.

 

Hypericum androsaemum

Photo Carl Farmer
8 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

Above: Flowers and young fruit
Right: Fresh Spring leaves and last year's fruit

  Hypericum androsaemum

Photo Carl Farmer
2 Mar 2003 Scorrybreac, Skye



Hypericum androsaemum

Photo Carl Farmer
29 Aug 2003 Portree, Skye


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