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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Hypericum gramineum 
1 synonym:     Hypericum involutum 
Common Name:grassy st. johnswort  , small st john's wort 
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Ground Cover (up to 30 cm)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Moist, Well Drained
25 cm x 20 cm
Foliage:Egg-shaped to oblong, erect blue-green leaves 3-20 mm x 1.5-7 mm, stem-clasping, especially towards top of stem, margins curved under.
Flowers:Small orange-yellow cup-shaped flowers to 10 mm across, on long stalks, in terminal leafy clusters. Mature fruit longer than calyx lobes. October-January
Erect perennial herb with 4-ridged stems, often spreading by underground stems. Small herb with bright flower. Plant in groups. Adapts to most garden conditions.

  1. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us) 
  2. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos) 
  3. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia) 
  4. iNaturalist 
  5. NatureMapr (Canberra) 
  6. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical) 

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