West Highland Flora

Slender St John's Wort


Hypericum pulchrum

 

Hypericum pulchrum

Photo Carl Farmer
22 August 2002 Glamaig, Skye

Common on roadside banks and dry places on moorland.

Height c 25-60 cm.  Flower diameter c 12-18 mm.

ID: Stems round, not square, not with raised lines, not hairy or creeping or very thin.

Other features: Leaves almost clasping stem at base, and with edges slightly downturned, rather glaucous and sometimes reddish on one or both sides, with translucent gland-dots.  Petals have  black gland-dots on margins and sometimes reddish markings on surface, especially on underside.  Sepals also fringed with black dots.

 

Hypericum pulchrum

Photo Carl Farmer
22 September 2002 Portree, Skye

  Hypericum pulchrum

Photo Carl Farmer
7 October 2001 Portree, Skye

 

Hypericum pulchrum

Photo Carl Farmer
22 September 2002 Portree, Skye

 

Hypericum pulchrum

Photo Carl Farmer
9 Mar 2004 Glenvaragill, Skye
Long leaf of rosette on R edge c 11 mm

 

Hypericum pulchrum

Photo Carl Farmer
12 May 2005 Portree, Skye
Lowest all-red leaf c 12 mm long

  Hypericum pulchrum

Photo Carl Farmer
19 Oct 2003 Scorrybreac,Skye
Main leaves each c 10 mm long

 

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