St. Johns wort

Hypericum perforatum

rect several-branched shrub to 1 m high.

Leaves ± lanceolate to linear; on stems 10–40 mm long, on axillary shoots usually <10 mm long.

Flowers in either a broad leafy panicle or a cymose corymb; flowers 15–20 mm diam., yellow to orange. Petals 7–12 mm long with black marginal glands. Stamens in 3 bundles, persistent; anthers with a black apical gland. Styles 3.

Capsule 3-valved, 5–10 mm long, striate, brown, often viscid.

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