Hypericum montanum   Pale St. John's-wort C DD N

Hypericum montanum whole Hypericum montanum whole Hypericum montanum flower

Hypericum identification can be tricky amongst the perennial herbaceous species in this genus and the flower on this plant, although paler, does look much like other common species. However the broad pale leaves make it easy to recognise. In this part of Britain it is most often is seen with one or two flowers in bloom in tight head of buds on a plant growing in limestone country.

There is little of the plant to be found in Scotland and none in Ireland. In Wales and England it has been recorded mostly from areas with the calcareous soils.

Limestone quarry near Llandulas 16th July 2008

Added on 16th July 2008, updated 16th December 2009, updated 7th April 2010, updated 28th July 2013

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