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ROSE-OF-SHARON

Hypericum calycinum

Hypericum Family [Hypericaceae]  

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category8UnderShrubs
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category8Deciduous
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category8Broadleaf
status
statusZneophyte
flower
flower8yellow
inner
inner8orange
morph
morph8actino
petals
petalsZ5
stem
stem8square
toxicity
toxicityZlowish

11th July 2005, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
Large and showy yellow flowers with distinctive long stamens tipped with orange pollen.


11th July 2005, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
Five large yellow petals smothered in a hundred or more long stamens.


11th July 2005, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
Each stamen is tipped with an anther bearing orange pollen.


11th July 2005, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
The leaves are alternately opposite, oval and glossy, almost laurel-like. Unopened flower buds are green and spherical. Spent ones devoid of petals and with the typical Hypericum shape (far left).


11th July 2005, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
The spent flower sheds its petals first.


11th July 2005, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
Leaving just the three sepals and a large fruiting body.


Uniquely identifiable characteristics

Distinguishing Feature :

No relation to : Rose, Rock-rose, Guelder-rose, Roseroot, Lenten-Rose or Rose Campion [plants with similar names]


  Hypericum calycinum  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Hypericaceae  

Distribution
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 BSBI maps
genus8Hypericum
Hypericum
(St John's-worts)

ROSE-OF-SHARON

Hypericum calycinum

Hypericum Family [Hypericaceae]  

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