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Many of the Hypericum genus are tall plants with striking flowers but this one is a decumbent plant trailing flat along the ground. The flowers only open in full sun so it can be easily missed. It is a persistent weed in rock gardens, flowerbeds and on gravel paths on the acid sandy Cheshire soil of our garden.

Apart from central Ireland and the very north of Scotland H. humifusum is found all over the British Isles.

Our Garden, Cheshire, 20th September 2009

Added on January 27th 2005, updated 16th December 2009, updated 7th April 2010, updated 28th July 2013

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