Hypericum Hidcote (2 Gallon Container)
"Hypericum ( /ˌhaɪˈpɪərɨkəm/) is a genus of about 400 species of
flowering plants in the family Hypericaceae (formerly often considered a
subfamily of Clusiaceae).
The genus has a nearly worldwide distribution, missing only from
tropical lowlands, deserts and polar regions. All members of the genus
may be referred to as St. John's wort, though they are also commonly
just called hypericum, and some are known as tutsan. The marsh St.
John's-worts are nowadays separated into the genus Triadenum.
St. John's-worts vary from annual or perennial herbaceous herbs 5–10
cm tall to shrubs and small trees up to 12 m tall. The leaves are
opposite, simple oval, 1–8 cm long, either deciduous or evergreen. The
flowers vary from pale to dark yellow, and from 0.5–6 cm in diameter,
with five (rarely four) petals. The fruit is usually a dry capsule which
splits to release the numerous small seeds; in some species it is fleshy
aka Hypericum patulum 'Hidcote'