Hypericum hirsutum. Hairy St. John’s wort.

Life-form & Growth Form:

Hemicryptophyte. Herbaceous perennial. Limited capacity for vegetative reproduction.

Flowering period: 

July and August.


Woodland, river banks and wet grassland, preferring basic soils.  


Woodland clearance. Drainage of wet grasslands to enable agriculture. Once widespread it has not been recorded since 2006 and so may be extinct in the wild.

Static distribution map:
Hypericum hirsutum
Hypericum hirsutum
For an interactive map follow this link to the BSBI webpage