Mountain 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.
The rather similar H. perforatum and H. pulchrum grow in the same area of Marlborough, but it is distinguished from them by the hairy leaf undersurfaces and prominently lobed glandular-toothed sepals.
Europe, W. Asia, N. Africa
hypericum: From the Greek hyper (above) and eikon (picture), the plant was hung above pictures to ward off evil spirits
montanum: From the Latin mons ‘mountain’, meaning growing on mountains