Des Etangs' St John's-wort - Hypericum perforatum x maculatum = H. x desetangsii

    Description

    A cross between Perforate and Imperforate St John's-wort, close examination is needed for accurate identification.

    Similar Species

    Other St.John's-worts

    Identification difficulty
    ID guidance

    A range of intermediates between the two parent species. 2-4 stem ridges, sometimes 2 weak and 2 strong ridges; few translucent leaf glands. 

    Recording advice

    The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification

    Habitat

    Waysides, rough grasslands and waste places. It is often associated with disused railway lines.

    When to see it

    Flowering June to September.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Widespread in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

    In the current checklist (Jeeves 2011), it is listed as Native; rarely recorded.

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