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P1000603

Observed: 26th July 2011 By: Sparkers27Sparkers27’s reputation in PlantsSparkers27’s reputation in PlantsSparkers27’s reputation in Plants
P1000603
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Description:

I think this is Slender St Johns Wort. Not that sure, however. Is it possible to tell from the photos?

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Slender St Johns Wort
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Dryopithecus's picture

It may be, but is it?

It fits with the description given in David Sutton: "Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of Britain & N. Europe (Kingfisher, London, 1988), who says "Slender St John's-wort has blunt sepals and mostly heart-shaped leaf-bases".

It doesn't, however, quite agree with my 1952 edition of CTW. This lists 14 species of Hypericum. Under H. pulchrum, it says "petals red-tinged, with a row of black glands near margin", none of which I can see in the photos.

Neither does it look much like the illustration in McClintock,D. & Fitter,R,S.R.: "tThe Pocket Guide to Wild Flowers" (BCA ex Collins), who call H. pulchrum the Elegant St. John's Wort.

I can't see what else it could be, however.

Dry.