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Set B2 - Wild Flowers - card information

18. Large-flowered St. John's Wort
(Hypericum calycinum L.)

18. Large-flowered St. John's Wort

A south-east European plant which has long been naturalised in many places, on the edges of woods, beneath hedgerows and in shrubberies. It has an extensively creeping rootstock, stems rising to about a foot, and smooth, oval, evergreen leaves. The beautiful golden flowers, three inches across, have a great number of very prominent stamens, united at the base into five bundles. July to September is the time of flowering.