Hypericum elodes   Marsh St. John's-wort C DD N

Hypericum elodes

The Hypericum genus can be difficult to separate and the use of a hand lens to look for transparent leaf dots or black glands is usually obligatory. This one is completely different. Hypericum elodes is a smallish plant, very hairy and pale green. At first glance you wouldn't even think it was one of the same group. I find it usually in marshy ground or standing in water at the edges of ponds.

Hypericum elodes has a distinctly western distribution. Cornwall, Wales, the western isles and west and south eastern coastal regions of Ireland are places where it is most often recorded.

Pond Near Sychnant pass, Above Conway, North Wales 25th July 2005

Added on 29th July 2005, updated 16th April 2009, updated 7th April 2010, updated 28th July 2013

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