Small St John’s Wort

Scientific NameHypericum gramineum
Size and formA creeping, perennial herb 25cm high and 5-20cm wide.
Flowers, leaves and fruitThe orange-yellow, 5-petalled flower occurs in loose and terminal flower inflorescences on long stalks. Leafy sepals a similar in size to petals surround the flowers. Leaves are opposite, sessile, blue-green and ovate to elliptic in shape. Plants are often rhizomatous and have four ridged stems with long internodes.
Growing conditionsGrows in a wide range of environments. Prefers moist soils in full-sun or semi-shade positions.