Hypericum ascyron L. (redirected from: Hypericum pyramidatum)
Family: Hypericaceae
giant St. John's-wort,  more...
[Hypericum pyramidatum Aiton]
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Etymology: Hypericum: ancient Greek name derived from hyper, "above," and eikon, "picture," from old practice of placing flowers above an image in the house to ward off evil spirits at the midsummer festival of Walpurgisnacht, which later became feast of St. John
Plants: robust, erect, perennial, 2'-5' tall forb branching near the top
Leaves: large, stalkless to clasping leaf drawing
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted, 1 1/2"-2 1/3" wide, long-stalked; usually solitary from the ends of the branches; blooms July-Aug.
Fruits: oval capsule with 5 chambers fruit drawing
Habitat: moist; woods, forests, openings, streambanks
Conservation Status: Native
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