trailing St John’s wort
Vascular – Exotic
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than Composites
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
H. humifusum superficially resembles the indigenous H. japonicum and H. gramineum, but these species do not have black glands on leaves or flowers. H. humifusum can always be distinguished from depauperate H. perforatum by the stems which are never erect, and the very unequal sepals.
W. and C. Europe, Macronesia.
hypericum: From the Greek hyper (above) and eikon (picture), the plant was hung above pictures to ward off evil spirits