Hypericum reptans Hook. f. & Thoms.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Hypericum reptans' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/hypericum/hypericum-reptans/). Accessed 2019-12-14.

Genus

Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
capsule
Dry dehiscent fruit; formed from syncarpous ovary.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
globose
globularSpherical or globe-shaped.
prostrate
Lying flat.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Hypericum reptans' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/hypericum/hypericum-reptans/). Accessed 2019-12-14.

A low, prostrate, self-rooting shrub a few inches high, often tufted; stems very slender, almost threadlike, two-edged, glabrous. Leaves 14 to 12 in. long, oval-oblong, apex blunt, usually crowded 18 to 13 in. apart on the stem. Flowers terminal, solitary, golden yellow, 134 in. across; petals obovate; sepals about 12 in. long, oval, blunt; capsule globose, 12 in. wide.

Native of the Himalaya at from 9,000 to 11,000 ft.; in cultivation 1881. It is not completely hardy but should survive most winters if grown in a sheltered position in the rock garden, in a well-drained soil.


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