Belongs to: flowers

Hairy St Johns wort Hypericum hirsutum

Best time to see: mid Jul to mid Sep

Key facts

Tallish perennial with branching stalks of pale yellow five-petalled flowers, 15–20 mm, sometimes with red veins

Pale green elliptical leaves have translucent dots

Found in woods and beside hedges


Used for a long time to treat wounds and still so used in some places

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Photo © Tony Gunton