Irish wildflowers

Marsh St. John's-wort
Hypericum elodes
Luibh an chiorraithe
Family: Hypericaceae

Flowering time: June-September. Perennial. Native.

Terminal cymes of pale-yellow flowers with red dots on sepals. Upright flower stems. Oval-circular leaves, clasping stem. Usually woolly-hairy. Creeping plant, rooting at lower stem nodes, mat-forming. Height: 15-25 cm.

Damp or wet peaty, nutrient-poor soils. Usually in shallow water, sometimes terrestrial. Acidic marshes, bogs, streams. Most frequent in W and SW Ireland.

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