||Small shrub, about 3 feet tall. Leaves
long and narrow, with a very prominent midvein. Flowers with 5 reflexed, pale yellow petals and a prominent crown of
many golden stamens.
Blooms in summer.
Native shrub of pastures and rocky slopes; in
Wildwood common on the rocky slopes above Wildwood Drive and
under the powerline.
All St. Johnsworts have golden yellow flowers with pom-poms
of stamens above the reflexed petals. This species easily
recognized by being the only shrubby St. Johnswort. Common St. Johnswort (H. perforatum) is an alien weed of the open areas of the Park. Spotted St. Johnswort (H. punctatum)is a native of damp places.