Trailing St Johns-wort: the procumbent hypericum | Nature Notes from Dorset

In general St John's-worts are fine, upstanding members of the plant community, the exception being trailing St John's-wort (Hypericum humifusum) which is a prostrate plant with a thin stem unable to support the weight of the small, vibrant, rich yellow star shaped flowers. The flowers usually have a few black dots on them otherwise they are typical of the Hypericum family. Humifuse means spread over the surface of the groundprocumbent.
Found usually in woodland it tends to be woodland where the soil is acid

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