RBGS FloraAeonium arboreum subsp. holochrysum Broadleaf Sugarbush (Protea eximia) Glandular Globe Thistle (Echinops sphaerocephalus) Grass Tree (Xanthorrhoea media) Jade Vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) Koko (Soehrensia formosa) Lavender Queen (Leptospermum rotundifolium) Nepenthes mixta x maxima Orchids Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) Sago Cycad (Cycas revoluta) St Johns Wort (Hypericum oblongifolium) Spider Hibiscus / Japanese Lantern (Hibiscus schizopetalus) Wollemi Pine (Wollemia nobilis)

St Johns Wort (Hypericum oblongifolium), also known as Pendant St Johns Wort, is a much branched perennial shrub that grows 1-2 m in height, with arching, pedant branches. The leaves are stalkless, oblong to elliptic blunt leaves and large yellow flowers at the end of branches. The petals are mostly narrow obovate, 15-30 mm long. The sepals are unequal, ovate-elliptic, with entire margins. There are about 30 stamens (the pollen producing part of a flower).

Hypericum oblongifolium is found in the western Himalayas region.

St Johns Wort (Hypericum oblongifolium), Royal Botanic Garden Sydney NSW
St Johns Wort (Hypericum oblongifolium), Royal Botanic Garden Sydney NSW
St Johns Wort (Hypericum oblongifolium), Royal Botanic Garden Sydney NSW
St Johns Wort (Hypericum oblongifolium), Royal Botanic Garden Sydney NSW
St Johns Wort (Hypericum oblongifolium), Royal Botanic Garden Sydney NSW
St Johns Wort (Hypericum oblongifolium), Royal Botanic Garden Sydney NSW

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Phylum: Tracheophyta
  • Subphylum: Angiospermae
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Order: Malpighiales
  • Family: Hypericaceae
  • Tribe: Hypericeae
  • Genus: Hypericum
  • Species: Hypericum oblongifolium
St Johns Wort (Hypericum oblongifolium), Royal Botanic Garden Sydney NSW
St Johns Wort (Hypericum oblongifolium), Royal Botanic Garden Sydney NSW

Footnote & References

  1. Pendant St. John’s Wort Hypericum oblongifolium, iNaturalistUK, https://uk.inaturalist.org/taxa/859493-Hypericum-oblongifolium

RBGS FloraAeonium arboreum subsp. holochrysum Broadleaf Sugarbush (Protea eximia) Glandular Globe Thistle (Echinops sphaerocephalus) Grass Tree (Xanthorrhoea media) Jade Vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) Koko (Soehrensia formosa) Lavender Queen (Leptospermum rotundifolium) Nepenthes mixta x maxima Orchids Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) Sago Cycad (Cycas revoluta) St Johns Wort (Hypericum oblongifolium) Spider Hibiscus / Japanese Lantern (Hibiscus schizopetalus) Wollemi Pine (Wollemia nobilis)

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