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Hypericum anagalloides
bog John's-wort, creeping St. John's-wort, tinker's penny

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia south to Baja California, east to Montana.

Habitat: Moist ground, from the coast to mid-elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Low, diffuse, mat-forming perennial, the stems freely-rooting, the upright stems 5-15 cm. long, simple or branched above.


Leaves opposite, sessile, ovate or elliptic to obovate, 5-15 mm. long, 5-to 7-nerved, rounded, slightly clasping.


Inflorescence of leafy, few-flowered, terminal cymes; sepals 5, 2-3 mm. long, ovate-elliptic; petals 5, salmon-yellow, only slightly longer than the sepals; stamens 15-25, longer than the sepals, the filaments stout, free; styles 3, slender, 1.5-2 mm. long.


Capsule 3-celled.

Accepted Name:
Hypericum anagalloides Cham. & Schltdl.
Publication: Linnaea 3(2): 127. 1828.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Hypericum anagalloides in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Hypericum anagalloides checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Hypericum anagalloides atlas page.

CalPhotos: Hypericum anagalloides photos.

USDA Plants: Hypericum anagalloides information.

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