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Hypericum patulum (Goldencup St. Johnswort)

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Hypericaceae
Genus: Hypericum
Species: Hypericum patulum
Scientific name: Hypericum patulum
Synonyms: Eremanthe patula, Hypericum argyi, Hypericum oblongigolium, Hypericum pseudopatulum, Komana patula, Norysca patula
Common names: Goldencup St. Johnswort, Mosqueta amarilla

Hypericum patulum is a perennial woody evergreen member of the Hypericum genus in the family Hypericaceae. It natural habits are shady ravines and open hillsides, 1500 - 2400 metres in E. Asia - W. China, Japan and the Himalayas.
It is a shrub that grows >1.5 m at a medium rate. The blooms are a golden yellow colour and appear over summer. The flowers are hermaphrodites (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by insects. The plant is self-fertile.


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