This Hypericum is a small, bushy shrub that is decorated during spring with a beautiful cloak of bright yellow flowers (2)(3). The petals and sepals are deciduous, being shed at the end of the flowering season (2). The plant is extensively branched with erect stems that grow in tufts, with thin leaves growing around each stem in whorls of four (2).
The flowers of Hypericum species are hermaphrodite, meaning that they contain both male and female reproductive organs, and the fruit produced is usually a small capsule (2)(4). There are a large number of stamen in the centre of Hypericum flowers, the outer whorl of which is sterile or absent (4). This species blossoms in spring (3).
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