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Canary Island St. Johnswort
Hypericum canariense L.


Hypericum canariense is a perennial shrub that can grow up to 9.8 ft. (3 m) tall.
Leaves are lanceolate, waxy, opposite, with a prominent midvein and green coloring through winter and orange during summer before they fall off.
Flowers are orange-yellow in color and 0.6 in. (1.5 cm) across with 5 sepals, 3 stigmas, 5 petals, and several anthers. Flowering occurs from April to June.
Fruits are dry capsules that release hundreds of very small seeds that are 0.04 in. (1 mm) in length from July through August.
Ecological Threat
Hypericum canariense can be found in wet or moist locations including coastal scrub, and forests. It is native to the western 5 of the Canary Islands.

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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Dilleniidae
Order: Theales
Family: Clusiaceae
Genus: Hypericum

Other System Links

Plants: HYCA11
GRIN: 19562
ITIS: 21431


Category: Shrub or Subshrub