slender 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. pulchrum may grow in the same locality as H. perforatum but can be distinguished by the more or less terete stems, the even fringe of black glands on the sepals and the reddish petals, anthers and stigmas.
hypericum: From the Greek hyper (above) and eikon (picture), the plant was hung above pictures to ward off evil spirits